Tamim Iqbal joins Bangladesh conditioning camp in Dhaka
Tamim was the leading run getter for Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Updated - Jul 16, 2017 8:20 pm
Veteran Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has joined the national side in the conditioning camp on Sunday. The conditioning camp of the national side commenced at Dhaka. The camp is expected to serve as the preparatory ground of the Bangladeshi team ahead of their international fixtures against Australia and South Africa. Team Bangladesh is scheduled to host Australia for two Tests in Bangladesh next month.
After the home series against the Aussies, the team will head to South Africa for a full tour. Interestingly, the conditioning camp had begun back on July 10. However, Tamim Iqbal has joined the camp almost 6 days late. The primary reason behind this was Tamim’s overseas commitments.
Tamim Iqbal was signed up by the Essex Eagles for the 2017 edition of the NatWest T20 Blast. The opening batsman played only one solitary game and then made an abrupt exit from the tournament. He headed back to Bangladesh citing ‘personal reasons’ as the primary concern for his sudden exit from the T20 tournament. However, it is being speculated that the reason behind his exit was quite grave.
Hate crime attempt
Reportedly, the family of Tamim was a target of the ‘hate crime attempt’ in England recently. This did not go down well with the player and his family members. Hence, they opted to move out of the country and head back to Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal refused to comment on the same whilst making an exit from England.
However, when he hwas asked about the same again and asked if the hate crime attempt was the reason behind his exit, the opening batsman rubbished such claims. He conceded, “This is really not true.”
Talking about the recent form, Tamim was the leading run getter for Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy. He will be a key to Bangladesh’s chances against the big teams of Australia and South Africa.