Bangladesh players announce strike; India tour under threat

back icon
safari
21 Oct 2019 | 11:01 AM
authorCricket.com Staff

Bangladesh players announce strike; India tour under threat

Players won’t take part in ongoing National Cricket League and upcoming training camp

heart

Share

Bangladeshi players have announced that they will be boycotting all cricketing activities for the foreseeable future till the Bangladesh Cricket Board meet their 11-point demand, leaving their tour of India, starting November 3, in doubt. 

Seniors players like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah were all present at the press conference held in Dhaka on Monday (October 21). The players won’t take part in the ongoing National Cricket League season and upcoming training camp for next month’s tour of India. 

“We just came to know about it we will discuss it in the board and try to resolve it as soon as possible,” BCB CEO Nizamudin Chowdhury said. “I don’t think it is anything like revolt. They are yet to tell us anything formally, but we are looking into the matter.” 

Here are some of the demands: 

- There shouldn’t be a salary cap in Dhaka Premier League. 

“We have been expressing our discontent for a long time. We get a very low amount as our remuneration from Dhaka league. We used to contact the club in our own way previously. Now, our demand is to go back to the previous model of the Dhaka league,” said Mahmudullah.

- Remuneration for local players on par with foreign cricketers. 

“Match fee for the First-class cricket should be increased to one lakh (BDT), which is now 35 thousand only, this is our fourth demand. At the same time, the salary of First-class cricketers also should be increased by 50 per cent. A first-class cricketer gets only 1500 taka as the daily allowance. I don’t think this is enough for a cricketer in order to get a healthy lifestyle. At the same time, we are demanding to increase the travel allowance. We will be happy if BCB ensures the air tickets for travelling for the First-class cricketers around the country,” Shakib said.

- Bangladesh Premier League, which has recently been converted into a BBL-based model, should be reverted to the franchise-based system.

“If you look at the other foreign leagues, cricketers can decide their own grade in the draft. We are also seeking this in BPL,” said Mushfiqur.

- The current president and secretary of the Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) should resign and it will be Bangladeshi players who will take a call on who will take over the association.

- Have more domestic tournaments. 

- Players should be allowed to participate in more than two overseas franchise-based leagues.


heart
shareGray Share
Tags
BangladeshInd vs Ban 2019Shakib Al Hasan

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
BCB forced to cancel BPL 2020 due to COVID-19
The BCB chief also ruled out the possibility of shifting the tournament in a foreign land
userPTI
12 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Vettori asks BCB to give part of his salary to low income staffers
The former New Zealand captain is the highest-paid member of the Bangladesh coaching staff
userPTI
31 May 2020
safari
ONTHISDAY
Shakib Al Hasan’s contribution in Bangladesh’s Test journey is beyond just numbers
On this day in 2007, a 20-year-old all-rounder entered the Test arena
userPramod Ananth
18 May 2020
safari
NEWS
Bangladesh Cricket Board approves allowance for women cricketers to cope with COVID-19 shutdown
The cricketers who will benefit are the ones who appeared in the 2018-19 women's National Cricket League and have been in BCB's selection camps in 2019-20
userPTI
31 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
Bangladesh hopes to draw Indian players to T20 tournament
Three Indian cricketers were named among 439 foreign players for a draft for the new season
userAFP
17 Nov 2019
safari
NEWS
Shakib kept away from practice on ICC insistence
The all-rounder faces ban for not reporting a corrupt approach
userPTI
29 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
There are people trying to sabotage Bangladesh's India tour, claims BCB president
The top boss is still livid with the arm-twisting tactic employed by senior cricketers and feels he made a mistake by agreeing to their demands.
userPTI
28 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
India tour back on track after Bangladesh players call off strike
They got assurance from the country’s board that all their demands will be met
userPTI
24 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Sourav Ganguly officially takes charge as BCCI president
The former star will head Indian cricket administration for the next nine months
userPTI
23 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
BCB smells conspiracy behind players' strike
They however are hopeful that the upcoming tour of India will go on as per schedule
userPTI
23 Oct 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved