The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expresses deep sadness at the news of the passing away of Afghanistan National Cricket Team batsman Najeeb Tarakai. The 29-year-old Tarakai had been seriously injured in a car accident on 02 October and lost his battle for life today in Afghanistan. The Board extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.
Tarakai had played 12 T20 internationals and one ODI for his country. He had made his international debut against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in the ICC World T20 in March 2014. Incidentally, his last game was also a T20i against the same opposition and at the same venue in a tri-nation series in September 2019.