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Sri Lanka always a beautiful country to play cricket: Tamim not concerned about security


Bangladesh’s stand-in captain Tamim Iqbal is pleased with Sri Lanka’s security and looking forward to lead Bangladesh for the first time in ODIs.

There were security concerns ahead of the series due to terror attack in April and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ensured to get top security from Sri Lanka. The series is now set to take underway and the Lankans are maintaining tight security.

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However, stand-in captain Tamim Iqbal revealed no player hesitated to come on this tour despite the terror attack and insisted Sri Lanka is always a beautiful country to play.

“Not at all[worried about security].  think everybody was really positive. They were looking forward to come to Sri Lanka. Not many years ago we were in a similar situation and Sri Lanka was probably the team they came to us and we played a beautiful series there.”

“I think nobody of our team have thought of not coming to Sri Lanka. Everyone was looking forward to it. Sri Lanka has been always a beautiful country to play cricket. As I said that we have been looking after very well security wise and facility wise. There is nothing except cricket we are thinking at the momentum,” he added.

Meanwhile, Tamim also gave a strong statement where he pointed out that playing only good cricket doesn’t matter anymore. Winning is only that matters the most now.

“I think we had a pretty decent World Cup. We had a few games that we should have won. If you look at the point table you will say that we had a very bad tournament because we ended on eighth. We as cricketers also felt that we could have done more.”

“We played some good cricket but we are at a stage where just playing good cricket doesn’t matter to us anymore. Winning games is more important than anything else,” he concluded.

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