'I don't want to continue' - Tamim on his T20I future to BCB President

BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon personally requested Tamim to resume playing T20Is, but the opening batter is unwilling to do so.

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Although retirement not officially announced, Tamim Iqbal has made it clear to Bangladesh Cricket Board that he would not continue with T20 Internationals.
Tamim has not played a T20I since 2020 when he played the 1st T20I against Zimbabwe and was not part of the 2nd match. In 2021, he ruled himself out of three T20Is against New Zealand in March. To add to that, he opened up to media that he would give up one format at the end of the year.
Tamim was not among T20I contracts that was released last year. 
The 32-year-old skipped 13 T20Is across Zimbabwe (away), Australia (home) and New Zealand (home) series leading up to T20 World Cup. Before the squad announcement, he came to social media announcing his unavailability for the global event.
Tamim went to Nepal for Everest Premier League, where he sustained an injury. He was not part of the entire home series against Pakistan in the winter for that.
Bangladesh have another T20 World Cup coming up in Australia where they qualified for the Super 12s by rankings. BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon personally requested Tamim to resume playing T20Is, but the opening batter is unwilling to do so.
"I have discussed with him about this," Papon said. "I even requested him to return to T20Is. I told him, "Why will you quit? You are our best opener. You should stay on." He said to me: "Don't force me. If you say so, I must have to come back. But actually, I do not want to play this format.""
Tamim has so far played 78 T20Is - four for ICC World XI - and is third on the list of Bangladesh's all-time T20I run-scorers with 1701 runs. In 2016 T20 World Cup, he became the first and only T20I centurion for Bangladesh against Oman. 
Tamim is currently playing for Minister Dhaka in the Bangladesh Premier League. He scored two fifties but both resulted in defeats.
"Tamim has played well as he always does," Papon said of his performance. "He should've batted longer. He is getting more aggressive after scoring the fifty which is leading to his dismissals."