Former Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal opened up about his international cricket career and said that he will be taking a decision in January.
While speaking at a press conference on Monday, Iqbal said that after the conclusion of the ODI World Cup 2023, he has decided to take a decision about his future in international cricket.
The 34-year-old revealed that he was out of Bangladesh for quite some time, so he couldn’t meet with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan.
“After the World Cup, I felt that there should be a decision about my international future. Throughout my career, I have always kept myself away from indecision. I have always been very open and clear about whatever decision I have taken in my life. I was not in the country for quite some time, so this meeting [with BCB president Nazmul Hassan] was due,” Iqbal said. He also apologised for organizing a press conference before the start of the first Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. He hoped that it would not have any impact on their upcoming game. Earlier, the 34-year-old cricketer decided to retire from international cricket but reversed his decision after a meeting with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. However, after returning to international cricket, he later resigned from the ODI captaincy.
The left-handed batter then played two out of three ODIs against New Zealand in September under the captaincy of Shakib Al Hasan.