Tamim Iqbal will take part in the forthcoming Everest Premier League (EPL) T20 as part of his rehabilitation process, said Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Thursday.
The left-handed opener will leave the country tonight for Nepal by Qatar Airways in order to join his Bhairahawa Gladiators team mates in EPL.
‘’He started batting practice last three days we believe he will do well in EPL and his taking part in the EPL is part of his rehabilitation program.” He said.
“Tamim is doing all the skill training without any problem. Tamim is getting lot of confidence as far as his rehabilitation is concerned and he is doing everything with 100% effort without any problem,’’ he said.
‘’But until he gets back into the real game we won't be able to understand his own situation and so in that sense playing in the EPL is very important for Tamim,” he added.
Tamim had suffered an injury to his right knee during Bangladesh's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka in April-May. He subsequently took part in the home ODI series against Sri Lanka as well the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 League. However, he had to quit the tournament midway after aggravating the injury while playing in the league and missed the one-off Test against Zimbabwe. After leading the side in the ODI series in Zimbabwe, Tamim skipped the T20 leg and went through a rehabilitation program after returning home.