Tamim Iqbal quits county after just one game
The young talent who played impressively in the Champions Trophy.
Following his superb performances at the ICC Champions Trophy, Tamim had signed with Essex for eight matches at ongoing Natwest T20 blast.
According to a report in the Bangladesh Daily Star, Tamim was out for dinner with his wife Ayesha Siddiqa, who wears a hijab as per the customs of her religion, and their one-year-old son. Apparently, Tamim and his family were chased out of the restaurant and allegedly had acid thrown at them. Thankfully, all three escaped unhurt.
Essex asks for Tamim’s privacy to be respected.
The official statement on their website read: “Essex County Cricket Club can confirm that overseas player, Tamim Iqbal, has left the Club with immediate effect due to personal reasons. We wish him all the best and it would be appreciated if Tamim’s privacy is respected during this time.”
It was expected that he would play impressively as he scored good runs against England in Champions Trophy.
He was excited to have joined Essex and had said, “I am really looking forward to linking up with my Essex teammates for the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast”.
His contract ended in a disappointing manner as he quit the tournament and went back home