Tamim Iqbal to undergo tests after falling ill during Bangabandhu T20 Cup


“I was feeling very weak,” Iqbal posted on his official Facebook page.

Tamim Iqbal will undergo tests on Sunday after falling ill during Fortune Barishal’s T20 Bangabandhu Cup match against Beximco Dhaka on Saturday. Iqbal did not take the field during Barishal’s 193 defense, with Mehidy Hasan Miraz as a substitute.

Iqbal later wrote on his official Facebook page that he was not feeling well shortly after being fired for 19 out of 17 balls, and on the advice of the BCB medical team, he returned to the BCB’s bio-secure hotel in central Dhaka.

“I have not felt well since yesterday (Friday),” he posted. “I felt even worse after returning to the locker room after my dismissal. I felt very weak. The BCB medical team advised me to return immediately to the team hotel, and a few jumps after my departure, I left the stadium. Tomorrow will pass. all the tests. I’m looking for everyone’s prayers. If I feel good, I’ll play the Eliminator game. “

However, it’s unclear what exactly happened to Iqbal, but Dhaka, and many parts of Bangladesh, are experiencing unusually cold weather.

Iqbal, who has done 302 runs averaging 43.14 in this competition, has led Barishal in every match except the second half of this match against Dhaka, who lost by two runs. As a result, Barishal will face the same opponents in the Eliminator on Monday.

Until now, the BCB has been strict with its health protocols due to the pandemic, having secured several areas within the hotel where the five teams participating in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup are located. The board has also not allowed crowds at the Shere Bangla National Stadium since national cricket resumed in October.

Mohammad Isam is the ESPNcricinfo correspondent in Bangladesh. @ isam84