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Tamim withdraws from India tour, Kayes recalled for T20I

Tamim Iqbal has been pulled out of the India tour due to personal reasons.

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No Tamim Iqbal for India Tour, Imrul Kayes Recalled for T20I Squad
Tamim Iqbal will not be a part of the squad for the historic Indian Tour of Bangladesh. Photo: AP

Tamim Iqbal has been pulled out from the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming tour of India. Imrul Kayes will now replace him for the 3-match T20I series.

There have been speculation for last few days that Tamim may not be available during the latter part of the series due to personal reasons. However, Minhajul Abedin, the chief selector of BCB, has confirmed that Tamim will not be a part of the squad:

“Tamim had informed us earlier that he would miss the second Test in Kolkata but now he will be with his wife for the coming weeks.”

The 30-year old opener and his wife is expecting the birth of their second child later this month and Tamim is now expected to accompany his wife during the whole period. Tamim has also been recovering from a rib injury and there were doubt about his fitness before the start of the historic tour of India.

Meanwhile, 32-year old Imrul Kayes was called up by the selectors to fill in the spot. Initially, Imrul will be available for the T20I series. However, it is not clear yet whether he will also be the replacement for Tamim Iqbal in the test series.

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