‘BCB to take steps if Tamim makes objection’

Sports Correspondent | Update:

Tamim --BCB president Nazmul Hassan on Friday said the cricket board will take steps seriously if Tamim Iqbal makes objections.

“If he files a complaint to us, the BCB will undoubtedly go for immediate steps,” Nazmul Hassan asserted.

National cricketer Tamim Iqbal recently returned home after his family had reportedly faced a hate crime while playing for English county club Essex in London.

Talking to newsmen in his Gulshan residence, Bangladesh Cricket Board chief said, “I think we should show respect to Tamim’s privacy as he does not want to disclose what has happened to him.”

Bangladesh star opener Tamim recently claimed on Twitter that he and his family had not been victims of a hate crime, as reported by some media.

Tamim along with his wife Ayesha Siddiqua, and son Arham Iqbal Khan were chased by some white miscreants on their way home from a dinner, a BCB director seeking anonymity had claimed earlier.

Ayesha was wearing a scarf, which might have been the reason for the miscreants to attack them. The criminals also had acid with them, he further said.

Tamim, however, claimed he returned home on personal grounds.

“I want all my fans and well wishers to know that I cut short my season with Essex to come back home early for personal reasons,” he twitted.

Asked about Bangladeshi players’ security, BCB president Nazmul Hassan said, “We must ensure security for every player. If they face any incident like ‘hate crime’, they have to inform us immediately so that we can go for action.”

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