Bangladesh players to get remaining WC prize money
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to pay the winning bonus for the 2019 World Cup squad members. It has been almost 11 months, since the competition is over, but there was no head away in this regard before Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) came forward to make sure that the national cricketers got their due amounting BDT 2 crores as the bonus total.
Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign ended on July 5 last year with the match against Pakistan at Lord’s. Every cricketers were expected to receive a total amount of USD 120,000 courtesy their three wins in the competition. Before it they were told to get USD 40,000 in every winning match.
CWAB’s president Naimur Rahman confirmed to Cricbuzz on Friday that they had successfully managed to convince the board to distribute the prize money. Although, The International Federation of Cricketers (FICA) also has a role to play in getting this prize money for the players as per the last MPA agreements signed between the ICC and the participating countries.
Though, The MPA agreement also stipulates that the money should be paid to the cricketers within 14 days of it being deposited. But no work was seen in this regard by the BCB. In the face of the demands by the cricketers, CWAB found out that the BCB had objected to paying the prize money to the players.
“They would have got the money to win the match. There was some hesitation initially about whether the players deserved the prize money. However, because of the discussion with the board, that hesitation has been cleared. Now they are also getting the prize money,” said Naimur. “The process had started before Eid and now, as soon as the office is opened, the money will be deposited in the player’s accounts.”