T20 World Cup: Bangladesh’s star batsman Tamim Iqbal pulls out of T20 WC – Bangladesh’s former captain and star batsman Tamim Iqbal has pulled out of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. In a video released on his social media page, Iqbal said it will be unfair on the current team if he is selected as he hasn’t played the last 15-20 T20 matches for the country.
”As I did not play in the last 15 to 20 T20 matches, and whoever replaced me, I don’t think it would be fair on them if I take their place. ‘I just called board president Papon bhai (Nazmul Hasan) and chief selector Nanno bhai (Minhajul Abedin) a few minutes back and said that I don’t think I should be playing in the World Cup and I am not available for it, Tamim Iqbal said.
T20 World Cup: The Bangladesh opener has been out of the squad since the Sri Lanka series in April-May. The left-hander has scored 1,758 runs in T20Is for Bangladesh at an average of 24.08 including a century and 7 half-centuries in 78 matches.