Bangladesh’s Tamim ruled out of New Zealand tour – report

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Nov 23 (Reuters) – Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of their two-take a look at sequence in New Zealand in January as a result of of a thumb damage, cricket web site Cricbuzz reported on Tuesday.

The report quoted Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief doctor Debashish Chowdhury as saying Tamim would wish a month’s relaxation to get well from the damage he picked up final month.

Tamim, who opted out of this 12 months’s Twenty20 World Cup citing a scarcity of sport time as he recovered from a knee damage, was final week ruled out of Bangladesh’s two-take a look at dwelling sequence in opposition to Pakistan, which begins on Friday, as a result of damage. .

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“He met the physician and they have advised him to take a one-month rest though he won’t require any surgery,” Chowdhury informed Cricbuzz.

“In that case, he’s missing the New Zealand tour.”

Reuters has contacted the BCB searching for affirmation.

Bangladesh are resulting from play the primary take a look at in opposition to New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui from Jan. 1 adopted by the second match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch from Jan. 9.

Both exams can be half of the groups’ World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.

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Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - West Indies v Bangladesh - The County Ground, Taunton, Britain - June 17, 2019. Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal in action. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs