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Tamim withdraws from Essex stint

Tamim Iqbal is in town Getty Images

Tamim Iqbal has been forced to pull out of his T20 stint with Essex due to "personal reasons" which have required him to return to Bangladesh.

His signing for the NatWest Blast was only confirmed last week and he made his first appearance against Kent on Sunday. He scored 7 before being bowled by Adam Milne in a seven-wicket defeat.

A brief Essex statement said: "We wish him all the best and it would be appreciated if Tamim's privacy is respected during this time."