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PM enquires about Tamim’s health

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today enquired

about the physical condition of injured opener of Bangladesh national cricket

team Tamim Iqbal as she phoned him this noon.

The ace opener sustained a critical injury during Bangladesh's match

against Sri Lanka in the opening match of ongoing Asia Cup Cricket being held

in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He played taking serious risk against Sri Lanka with bandage in his hand

during the bad condition of the Bangladesh team.

PM's Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan told BSS that the prime

minister termed Tamim as an asset of the country.

You're an asset of the country and you're brightening the country's image

day by day you'll have to take care of your own health, Khokan quoted the

prime minister as saying.

Noting that there are defeats and wins in the sports, Sheikh Hasina thanked

Tamim for his heroic role in the match against Sri Lanka.

The prime minister said arrangements would be made for Tamim's treatment

abroad if necessary and asked him to inform her about any matter without

hesitation, the deputy press secretary said.

Tamim suffered a fractured left wrist during Saturday's opening match

against Sri Lanka, and although he heroically came out at number 11 and

played a delivery one-handed to allow Bangladesh's innings to continue.

Bangladesh inflicted a massive 137 runs defeat on Sri Lanka in their

opening group B match of Asia Cup held at Dubai International Stadium in


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)