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Tamim Iqbal Quits Essex Following Acid Attack

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| July 12 , 2017 , 17:04 IST

Bangladeshi opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal has quit his county club Essex following an acid attack on him and his family.

According to a report, Tamim, wife Ayesha and one-year-old son were allegedly attacked after which they returned home.

The report further suggested that it was Tamim’s wife who was wearing a hijab was targeted by the people who “attempted to throw acid at her”. It is not confirmed as to where the attack took place.

“Essex County Cricket Club can confirm that overseas player Tamim Iqbal has left the club with immediate effect due to personal reasons,” the statement read. “We wish him all the best, and it would be appreciated if Tamim’s privacy is respected during this time.”

An official from the Bangladesh Cricket Board said the decision followed an incident in London where Tamim, his wife Ayesha Siddiqa and one-year-old son were harassed while out for dinner.

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"We suspect they were chased because Tamim's wife wears a hijab (Islamic head covering). Hopefully, we'll know the details once he returns from England today," said the cricket official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Bangladesh's top-read English newspaper quoted a source as saying the alleged attackers even attempted to throw acid at Tamim's wife.