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Tamim Iqbal denies hate crime behind sudden Essex exit

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal rejected rumours Wednesday that he quit English county cricket club Essex because of a hate crime targeting his family and said it was down to personal reasons. The 28-year-old opening batsman cut ties with Essex after just one match, but dismissed suggestions his sudden departure was because of an alleged attack against his wife and son. "Some media reported that we were the target of attempted hate crime. This is really not true," the Bangladesh vice-captain posted on his Facebook…