County news June 16, 2011

Tamim signs for Nottinghamshire

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh batsman, will get his first taste of county cricket after signing for Nottinghamshire as a short-term replacement for David Hussey.

Hussey has to return to Australia to prepare for the ODI series against Sri Lanka and will play his final Friends Life t20 game for Nottinghamshire against Lancashire on June 26. Tamim will then play six FLt20 fixtures, provided he gets clearance from the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

"David Hussey has been excellent for us and he still has a lot to offer to the Australian team," said Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell. "His contract with us was always subject to international commitments and I'm pleased that we have been able to secure a quality replacement."

Tamim, 22, has a Test average of 40.13 and scored five fifties in six innings against England including centuries at Lord's and Old Trafford last summer.

"Finding quality overseas players at short notice is always a challenge but we are very pleased to have agreed a deal with a player of Tamim's quality," said Newell. "He's an exciting player who has established himself on the international scene at a young age and he is already assured of a long Test career."

Tamim has made no secret of his desire to play cricket in England and was understandably delighted to be offered the chance. "It has been a dream come true in every sense as I have longed to play county cricket ever since I became a professional cricketer," he said.

"I have enjoyed every moment whenever I have been in the UK in the past and it is a privilege to be part of such a great club like Nottinghamshire, which has an awe-inspiring tradition and character.

"I am very excited to take the field and perform and help with Notts' mission of winning the Friends Life t20. As the second Bangladeshi in county cricket, it is also an honour for me and I hope to live up to the expectations of the club and the fans."

Meanwhile, Adam Voges has been awarded the FLt20 captaincy and will remain with Nottinghamshire at least until the end of the group stage of the competition.

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  • dummy4fb on June 19, 2011, 17:37 GMT

    Go Tamim go..............................................

  • me.nuralam on June 19, 2011, 4:21 GMT

    All the best wishes for tamim....

  • dummy4fb on June 19, 2011, 0:54 GMT

    Good news, now I'm buying Tamms NOTS T-shirt for sure & of course see u at the grounds. btw my advise! WHAT advice! People think they know all, JUST DO WHAT U DO!

  • bala_sachin on June 18, 2011, 12:04 GMT

    after SEHWAG ,the most destructive opener is TAMIM

    NOOTS are lucky to get him

  • dummy4fb on June 18, 2011, 11:23 GMT

    Tamim listen man you have got your chance and utilize it... Don't be crazy too much, just play your natural game and wait for the moments.....hope time will lead you to the land of success

  • dummy4fb on June 18, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Congrts Tamim. but remember one thing that as a fan we might have out of sense with immense joy but you should control yourself and play your natural game because county's success would turn you as a world class performer..!!

  • dummy4fb on June 18, 2011, 3:37 GMT

    Tamim listen man you have got your chance and utilize it... Don't be crazy too much, just play your natural game and wait for the moments.....hope time will lead you to the land of success

  • dummy4fb on June 18, 2011, 3:30 GMT

    Good Luck Tamim Iqbal. You will do better in T20 and hopefully somebody will pick you IPL 2012

  • dummy4fb on June 18, 2011, 1:21 GMT

    Very pleased to hear that and i hope they can contribute the experience to our National Team. I think more players should go overseas and gain experience!

  • dummy4fb on June 17, 2011, 22:13 GMT

    wanna see more bangladeshi played county cricket.thats good for bangladesh cricket.i think ICC should make more league like ipl,then every player gets opprtunity like fifa doing. thy are playing more league match than international match......

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