Everest Premier League: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is eyeing a comeback in the forth edition of the Everest Premier League or Bajaj Pulser EPL. The stylish opener is set to apply for No-Objection certificate (NoC) at the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) before setting off for the tournament.
The 32-year-old will not be playing for Bangladesh in the upcoming edition of the ICC T20 World Cup tournament. However, he wishes to be available for the leagues like Nepal Premier League/ Everest Premier League.
Tamim had incurred knee injury in July due to which he was ruled out from the competitive cricket for next two months. He is expected to recover from his injury ahead of the tournament which will take place between September 25 to October 9.
Akram Khan, cricket operation chairman at BCB confirmed this to Cricbuzz: “We have received a letter from Tamim for NOC to take part in EPL. We will take a decision tomorrow (Wednesday),”
By playing in the tournament, Tamim will also be making a comeback in competitive cricket for the first time since he sustained injury. He will be representing Bhairahawa Gladiators in the upcoming edition of the Everest Premier League 2021. The tournament has already attracted the likes of Chris Gayle, Sandeep Lamichhane and Mohammad Shahzad and others.
The 4th edition of EPL was earlier scheduled to begin from March 14 this year, however, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases the dates were postponed.
Everest Premier League is conducted under the supervision of Cricket Association of Nepal and the prize money of the tournament will be 5 million NPR.
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