Tamim Iqbal might miss BPL 2017    AFP
Tamim Iqbal might miss BPL 2017 AFP

Injury ruled Tamim Iqbal out of Bangladesh s crucial assignment in South Africa and now the ace batsman might also miss the 2017 season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Tamim, who represents Chittagong Vikings in BPL, was initially being expected to miss a few matches of the T20 tournament, the batsman has confirmed he might miss the whole of it if he fails to become completely fit. Tamim left the South Africa tour midway to return home after he pulled a muscle in his left thigh for the second time within a span of two weeks, while fielding in the first Test.

Impact of injury

“Initially the plan was skipping some BPL matches, but it is too early to say now because I will be in two weeks of rehab. Maybe then I can talk about it. But it is for sure that I cannot play the first two matches, Cricbuzz reported Tamim saying.

Tamim Iqbal ruled out of Bangladesh’s ongoing tour of South Africa
Tamim Iqbal ruled out of Bangladesh’s ongoing tour of South Africa

Bangladesh comes first

My message is clear. National team my first priority. I will not play until I get fully cured. I don’t think medical staff also will support the idea of playing any match until I get fully cured. We have a big series against Sri Lanka ahead of us. No matter how many BPL matches I miss, I will play after I get completely healed,” he added.