Bangladesh National Cricket Team and Comilla Victorians opener Tamim Iqbal apologised for his comments on the state of the wicket of Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium during their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match against Rangpur Rider on December 2.
He briefed journalists regarding those comments after Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) hearing at BCB corporate office on Thursday.
Tamim felt that he could have been more cautious about the choice of words while expressing his thoughts about the wicket.
“They informed their concern. I think I could have been more circumspect while wording my perception of the wicket at that match. This was all they had to say to me,” said Tamim.
During the hearing which was called with the purpose to inquire into Tamim’s comment about the wicket, BCB officials did not confront Tamim. Rather they urged the opener to consider the facilities as collective property.
“As I represent Bangladesh in international cricket, BCB is my guardian in that sense. Ground, wicket, and outfields are our national property. I will be more careful about this issue in future,” told Tamim.
BCB Grounds Committee Chairman Mahbub Anam also briefed after the hearing and said that whether any punitive measures will be taken is an internal decision of BCB.
“If BCB decide to take punitive measure regarding Tamim’s comment about the wicket, it will be BCB’s internal decision. It cannot be disclosed publicly. The discussion in the hearing will remain confidential. I can only say that he expressed his remorse,” said Mahbub.