Bangladesh Opener Tamim Iqbal Left Out Of BCB's Central Contracts List

Out-of-favour opener of Bangladesh cricket team Tamim Iqbal has been excluded from the BCB's central contracts list for 2024, putting a question mark on the veteran cricketer's international future. Former captain Tamim, who had retired from international cricket in July last year, reversed his decision within 24 hours after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked him to continue. His decision to quit the game was because of his worsening relationship with Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan, who had questioned the left-handed batter's professionalism.
This move by BCB to leave Tamim out of the central contract list on Monday is an indication that he is no longer in their scheme of things for 2024. BCB handed out central contracts to 21 cricketers, out of which Shoriful Islam and new captain Najmul Hossain Shanto got the all-format deals.
Right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed has been dropped from the test contract after he reportedly opted out. He has, however, retained his ODI and T20I contracts.
Besides Tamim, Ebadot Hossain, Afif Hossain, and Mosaddek Hossain have also been excluded from the central contract list.

Feb 13, 2024 10:13 AM