Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal decided to skip Super League of the ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 League after Bangladesh Cricket Board medical staff advised him to take rest due to his right knee pain.
Tamim, who represented Prime Bank Cricket Club, left the team hotel on Thursday after taking part in a DPL match against Khelaghar in Dhaka.
Prime Bank finished the first phase of DPL on top with 18 points with nine wins.
Later Tamim informed that he needs to do rehabilitation to get fully fit for their upcoming series against Zimbabwe.
‘’I was feeling a lot of pain in my legs throughout the last couple of matches so I was struggling a lot while fielding especially and also in running between the wickets,” said Tamim.
“I have consulted with the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) medical staff and they had advised that it will be good for me if I don’t continue playing at this moment and I need some rest and some rehabilitation as I have a lot of international cricket ahead of me in the coming days, which is obviously very important for me,” he added.
“I’m hoping I’m going to get match-fit by the time we would arrive in Zimbabwe and by the time the first Test will start....I thank Tanzil (Chowdhury) bhai and Prime Bank Cricket Club for everything that they’ve done for me and the team,” he added.