Duronto Rajshahi’s star Tamim Iqbal has sent a letter to the Bangladesh Premier League’s (BPL) governing council in order to demand for his unpaid money. Tamim has already received half the payment in contract. However, franchise’s owner had said last month that because he left the country during the tournament without informing the authority, they will not be paying him any more money. [Watch Video Clip: Roof Breaking Six by Tamim Iqbal]
In recent news, Tamim heard his colleagues in Rajshahi received only 25% of their payment in contract, therefore he sent a letter to the BPL’s president Afzalur Rahman Sinha. He has also mentioned about the statements made by the franchise owner, Mushfiqur Rahman.
Tamim confirmed about his letter to a sports media. Tamim is expecting a positive response, “I already said before, even now I repeat, I did not go abroad without taking the permission. At that time, I informed all the concerned officials about it.”
Tamim played 10 out of the 13 matches for his team. Regarding this matter, he wrote in the letter that due to a wrist injury he could not participate in three of the matches. He did not demand money for those three matches. However, Tamim wants the money remaining to be issued for the 10 matches that he played.
Tamim was asked to be on a rest for the match against Rangpur Riders by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) because of the Sri Lanka tour just two weeks later. He did not play the last two matches as well. However, Tamim claims that he asked permission from the authority because of the short time announcement of the foreign tour.
Mushfiqur, however, claimed on August 30 that Tamim went abroad without informing any official. Regarding this, Tamim responded, “After being confirmed about my wrist injury, I informed Mushfiqur and the Board president. I also spoke to our coach Khaled Mashud. Then when I went to Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, I met the franchise owner once again”