Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal leaves Essex after one game

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has left English county Essex after just one match for personal reasons the club revealed. Tamim signed only last week for an eight game stint in the T20 Blast county competition.

By: PTI | Updated: July 12, 2017 12:37 am
Tamim Iqbal appeared in Essex’s seven-wicket loss to Kent. (Source: Reuters)

Last week, English county team Essex signed Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal for an eight game stint at the T20 Blast competition. But that did not work out as the Bangladesh cricket has left the county only after one match to return home due to personal reasons.

The 28-year-old was part of Essex team which lost to Kent by seven wickets on Sunday but on Tuesday, Essex confirmed in a statement that the stay of the opener was finished.

Tamim is Bangladesh’s highest international run scorer. He has accumulated more than 10,000 to his name in all forms of the game. He has been in great form in recent time with some splendid knocks in the Champions Trophy that concluded last month. He made a century against England in the first before making 95 against New Zealand. He finished the tournament with a 70 against India in the semi-final.

“Essex County Cricket Club can confirm that overseas player Tamim Iqbal has left the club with immediate effect due to personal reasons,” the statement read. “We wish him all the best, and it would be appreciated if Tamim’s privacy is respected during this time.”

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