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Tamim suffers finger injury ahead of BPL

Published : 09 Jan 2024 09:13 PM

Opener Tamim Iqbal suffered an injury on Tuesday while batting at the net in his bid to come back to the cricket with the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

A pacy delivery of fast bowler Taskin Ahmed hit on his left index finger as he was batting at the nets adjacent to the indoor facilities of the Sher-e- Bangla National Cricket Stadium. He left the net after the injury and received an initial treatment. He was then seen leaving the indoor facilities with bandaged finger, which appeared to leave his participation in BPL in limbo. No official statement has come regarding the state of his injury as of now. However, BCB physician Bayedul Islam told agencies that the injury was not a cause for concern and the player could resume practice in a few days. 

Tamim last played an international game on September 26, 2023, during New Zealand's ODI tour of Bangladesh. He then missed the ICC Cricket World Cup, two-match Test series against New Zealand at home and away series in New Zealand due to his recurring back injury.

Tamim will return to cricket on January 20, when his side Fortune Barishal take on Rangpur Riders in its first game of the BPL. The seven-team-based franchise league is set to kick off on January 19th and the Final will be played on 1st March 2024.

However after the BPL, Tamim will talk to BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon as he wants to take a decision on his international career.