Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal (Image Credit: Getty)

Tamim Iqbal, the opening batsman, stated his role in his T20 international future. Tamim decided to take a six-month break from T20Is on January 27, but a misunderstanding originated on June 5 when Tamim mentioned that he was not allowed to express his thoughts on his T20I future.

It was supposedly claimed that Tamim was blaming the team management for just not speaking with him.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal (Image Credit: Twitter)

In an interview with Cricbuzz on June 6, BCB president Nazmul Hasan rejected his allegation, while Tamim approved to express his views via a Facebook post on Tuesday (June 7), implying that he did not criticize the board for his T20I future.

“I see a group of citizens getting confused or misleading people about my T20I future in the media.” “I made clear two days ago at an incident that I will not be ready to mention my choice; other people are saying things differently.”

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal [Image-Getty]
Tamim wrote in the post “I never claimed that the board did not discuss it with me or that I had no discussions with them about it.” The board has notified me numerous times about my T20I future.”

‘I decided to take a six-month-long break after discussing with the board’: Tamim Iqbal

“After consulting with the board, I decided to take a six-month break.” I even had a few talks with the board after that. “I never called into question it (the board’s contact with him about his T20I future),” he said.

Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal [Image-AFP]
“That was all I had to say. Did I just say that I had not been contacted (by BCB about my T20I future)? Is there any language or implication like this? Simply put, I am not being allowed to express myself. I took a six-month break, and even during that time, the media and others are writing or saying whatever they want “he said.

“I am in regular communication with the board, and they are well aware of my stance on T20Is. I would just like to announce it myself, and I just want that time. When the time comes, I will undoubtedly announce my decision. The six-month break period is still over a month and a half away. But, sadly, no one is willing to wait it out “Tamim concluded.

Tamim Iqbal was named Bangladesh’s ODI captain after Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down following the Zimbabwe series in March 2020.

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