Tamim Iqbal
Tamim IqbalProthom Alo File Photo

Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal is all set to join the individual training session, arranged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Tamim has been in isolation now following his visit in England to consult a doctor for his intestinal pain. The quarantine part will be ended on Saturday after which the southpaw doesn’t want to waste any time as he is desperate to return to the practice pit.

The dashing left-hand opener has been away from cricket since mid-March, when the outbreak of COVID-19 forced the postponement of all cricketing activities.

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“As per the government’s rule I have been in quarantine now. I can’t start any activities at this moment. The quarantine period will end on 15 August and I am hopeful to begin practice on 16 August,” Tamim told the reporters today.

Tamim will join the 27 cricketers, who have been training individually in accordance with standard health protocol at five venues across the country.

Meanwhile, the second phase of the programme ended on Thursday and the third phase with some new players, alongside Tamim, is set to start on Sunday. The first phase of the individual training programme was held on 19-27 July.

The conditioning camp for Bangladesh’s upcoming Sri Lanka tour however will begin in mid-September, according to the BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan.