Tamim Iqbal excluded as BCB announces central contract list; Najmul Shanto bags all-format deal

Image Source : GETTY Tamim Iqbal during ODI game against England in March 2023

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the central contract list for the men’s senior team for 2024 on Monday, February 12. The legendary batter and former captain Tamim Iqbal has been excluded from the list in a major development in Bangladesh Cricket.

Tamim, 34, hasn’t played international cricket since his last ODI appearance in September 2023 and is now unlikely to make the national team after another blow from the board. Tamim’s controversial relationship with the BCB has led to the player’s sharp fall in international cricket in recent months.

Bangladesh Cricket central contracts list

All formats: Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shoriful Islam

Tests and ODIs: Mushfiqur Rahim

ODIs and T20Is: Taskin Ahmed, Towhid Hridoy, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud

Only Tests: Mominul Hoque, Taijul Islam, Zakir Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Khaled Ahmed, Naeem Hasan

Only ODIs: Mahmudullah, Tanzim Hasan

Only T20Is: Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan

More to follow…