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Nafis Iqbal suffers minor stroke, moved to Dhaka

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Former batter of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team and current logistics manager of the national team Nafis Iqbal is critically ill after suffering a minor stroke.

“He has suffered a minor stroke. He is being transported from Chattogram to Dhaka via air ambulance. He will be admitted to the capital's Bangladesh Specialised Hospital. He was expected to arrive in Dhaka by 4pm,” said BCB Chief Physician Debashis Chowdhury, according to Prothom Alo.

Iqbal, 39, played 11 Tests and 16 ODIs for Bangladesh, scoring one century and two fifties in Tests, and two fifties in ODIs. He participated in 120 first-class matches and 112 List 'A' matches. He made his Test debut in October 2004 against New Zealand and his ODI debut in November 2003 against England. His last ODI was in 2005 against Australia in Cardiff, and he played his final Test in 2006 against Sri Lanka in Bogura. Injuries shortened his career.

He is the nephew of former national team captain Akram Khan and the elder brother of another former captain, Tamim Iqbal. Since 2022, he has served as the logistics manager for the national team.

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