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Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal last week denied reports that an attack against his family had prompted his abrupt decision to leave Essex after just one match.
Reports said that his wife was the victim of an attempted acid attack, recently.
His exit from Chelmsford was announced on Tuesday, just four days after he joined Essex for the T20 Blast.

In a post on his Facebook page, Tamim had said his decision to return home was due to personal reasons. “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 said.

“Some media reported that we were the target of attempted hate crime. This is really not true. England is one of my favourite places to play cricket and Essex have been entirely gracious even though I had to leave early,” he had said.

Tamim played only one game for Essex, scoring seven in Sunday’s defeat by Kent Spitfires.

“We wish him all the best and it would be appreciated if his privacy is respected,” Essex said in a statement on Tuesday.