Bangladesh skilled batsman Tamim Iqbal returns in BPL 2024. The 10th season of the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) organized by the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) commences on 6th January (Saturday) and concludes on 17th February 2024 (Saturday).
The 34-year-old left-handed batsman wasn’t an active performer in any form of international cricket since September 2023. Moreover, Tamim was omitted from the 15-member Tigers’ squad of the CWC 2023 due to several troubles related to his fitness.
After snubbing him out of the Bangladesh squad for the CWC 2023 tournament, Tamim expressed his feelings on his Facebook official page. that he wasn’t interested in being a part of the “ BCB’s dirty game”. Furthermore, he clarified that the medical department has certified him to play cricket without any restrictions. Also, Tamim Iqbal specified that it was a false statement from the BCB’s panel selection members to omit him concerning his injury issues.
In response, the Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan said it was a childish reply from Tamim for not being suitable according to the requirements of the team.
Earlier, in July 2023, Tamim Iqbal announced his retirement from international cricket. Later, the veteran batsman reversed his decision by immensely valuing the request of the honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh- Sheikh Hasina.
Tamim had a detailed discussion with the BCB chief – Najmul Hasan Papon, to decide his future in the sport of cricket.
At present Tamim Iqbal isn’t a part of the Tigers squad for the ongoing test series against the Black Caps. It becomes evident that the former Bangladesh captain wouldn’t be a part of the forthcoming white-ball series against New Zealand.
Tamim Iqbal returns in BPL 2024 after a long gap in his cricketing career.
Tamim Iqbal returns in BPL 2024 by making a confirmation
On 27th November 2023, Tamim Iqbal made his confirmation to the media at his residence about his return to the BPL 2024 tournament:
“ Following the 2023 World Cup, I felt driven to decide my future in international cricket. Throughout my career, I’ve ensured to avoid indecision. Most often I have been open and honest about the decisions taken in my life. I wasn’t in the nation for a long time. So, the meeting with the BCB president Nazmul Hassan was long overdue.
I’ll most likely begin my cricketing career in the BPL. Then you might get a clear notion of what is going on…
I would never like to do this if there was an option for next month. Also, I don’t want to do any unnecessary dragging…
After a detailed discussion with the board, I have made my decision. They told me numerous things and I need to respect them as well.”
Furthermore, Tamim Iqbal added about his participation in the BPL 2024:
“Let’s wait till January 2024 and observe what happens. I wouldn’t do anything purposefully. The present day I was hoping to inform you about my plans. However, after seeking opinions from everyone, the board president stated that he would sort it out by making difficult decisions. I’ll just wait and observe to see what happens”
As Tamim Iqbal returns in BPL 2024 to strengthen his career in international cricket.
Tamim Iqbal returns in BPL 2024: Nazmul Hassan shares additional facts
BCB President Nazmul Hassan stated that the crucial discussions related to Tamim’s issue will be debated after the national elections. Also, Nazmum along with Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza got the ticket for the national elections in January from his home district.
Nazmul Hassan clarifies the media about his discussion with Tamim:
“Tamim mentioned something. But, I didn’t have enough time to discuss it with him when he arrived. Within a month, I have elections and I spend most of the time in my district. I assured him that I would listen and discuss with a few more people after the elections. I’d like to know where the problem is exactly by delving deeper into the issue.”
Tamim Iqbal returns in BPL 2024: Overall facts
Tamil Iqbal returns in BPL 2024 after engaging in a discussion with the BCB president and takes a strong decision.
Additionally, he apologized for arranging a press conference before the commencement of the test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand. After postponing the meeting the previous day, with no option left Tamim had to organize a session one day ahead of the game without having any impact on the series. At the end of the Bangladesh Premier League, Tamim will have a detailed discussion with the President and other members of the BCB about his future in international cricket.