The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has granted Tamim Iqbal the permission to spend some time away from the game. The senior opener has been left out of the national squad for the upcoming solitary Test against Afghanistan and the subsequent tri-nations T20 tournament involving Zimbabwe as the third participant.
Tamim had approached his country’s cricket board in the aftermath of his side’s whitewash to Sri Lanka and requested for a much-needed rest. The left-handed batsman has been undergoing an extended lean run with the bat as he registered just 21 runs in three games against Sri Lanka while in charge of the side and before that averaged a little over 29 during the World Cup.
The decision to leave out the 30-year-old also follows Shakib Al Hasan’s suggestion to the board to adopt a clearer rotation policy that manages the workload of star players.