Tamim plays ‘match referee’ in Tigers’ warm-up match...

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Tamim plays ‘match referee’ in Tigers’ warm-up match

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:55 PM, 2 October 2020   Updated: 02:55 PM, 2 October 2020

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After a long break of seven months, the players of the Bangladesh cricket team started playing the first match today. Even though it is not an international match, the cricketers are playing a warm-up match to prepare themselves. Everyone in the national team camp is playing this two-day warm-up match by dividing into two teams with national team ODI format captain Tamim Iqbal in the role of match referee!

The two teams, led by Muminul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto, met at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Muminul’s team has been named Ryan Cook XI. On the other hand, Shanto leading the team of Otis Gibson XI. After winning the toss, Shanto decided to bat first. 

Tamim Iqbal is not playing in the first warm-up match between them. Although he did not play, he was seen as a match referee between Cook XI and Gibson XI in the morning.

Tamim in the role of match referee during the toss

Otis Gibson XI

Liton Kumar Das, Soumya Sarkar, Md. Saif Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadat Hossain Chowdhury, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan.

Ryan Cook XI

Sadman Islam, Muminul Haque Sourav (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Kazi Nurul Hossain Sohan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Saifuddin, Taizul Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Al Amin Hossain.

Schedule of warm-up match among Tiger cricketers:

  1. October 2: First two-day warm-up match
  2. October 5: Second two-day warm-up match
  3. October 13: The only three-day warm-up match