Tamim Iqbal opens up on his future in T20 cricket

Tamim Iqbal has gone out and criticized BCB and the media alike amidst the speculations around his future in T20 cricket.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal: (Image Source: Twitter)

Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh’s highest run-getter across all formats has found himself to be at his wit’s end with the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He has also been critical of the media who he believes does a poor job of hearing his side’s perspective.

The Bangladesh Southpaw was saddened by the wild speculation around his T20I career and believed that both media and the board spoke for him without even asking for his opinions on the same.

“Nobody gives me a chance to explain my plan regarding my T20s. Either you [media] say it or someone else tells it [regarding my T20’s future] and let it move like this because I am not given any chance [by the board] to tell anything. I play for so long that at least I deserve it, what I feel or think they should hear it from me,” Tamim revealed to reporters during a private function in Dhaka on Sunday.”

His criticism was not just limited to the board but also the media about who he said, “But either you give some kind of notion or someone else tells something. And as they say something I don’t have anything to say.”

The BCB Chairman Jalal Yunus was quick to deny Iqbal’s claims about his mistreatment by the board. Speaking to reporters at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, he voiced his denial.

“Tamim Iqbal is one of the senior players on our side and he understands his position better than anyone else. You all know we had a meeting with him regarding this. He had told you [media] exclusively about his plan and now what we have to say.” said BCB Chairman.

The BCB chairman added, “after completing the six months, he will officially tell you about his decision and you will know through him about his plan and I can’t say anything about it.”

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