BCB announces financial incentive to domestic players
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced to distribute 2 crore Bangladeshi Takas (approx. 23500 USD) to its domestic cricketers as well as women’s team players.
The financial incentive will be distributed among 1720 cricketers (1432 men and 288 women). BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon has taken this initiative to help cricketers impacted financially in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that resulted stoppages of cricket.
“The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will provide financial incentive to 1720 men and women cricketers most of whom are outside the BCB’s existing contract system. Contracted women cricketers however, will be eligible for the assistance under which around Taka two crore will be distributed. The Board’s initiative, covering 1432 men and 288 women players, was taken at the advice of BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP as a token of support to cricketers affected by the disruption to domestic competitions due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” BCB wrote in a release.
The list includes players from men’s Dhaka Premier League, women’s national, Emerging, U-19 teams as well as women’s National Cricket League.
“The players selected to receive the incentive are from various domestic events under the jurisdiction of the Board including the Dhaka Premier League, Dhaka First, Second and Third Division leagues, Women’s National, Emerging and Under 19 teams, Women’s National Cricket League, Premier Division and First Division leagues.”
Competitive cricket returned to Bangladesh in September 2020 after a six-month gap. West Indies men’s national side, Ireland Wolves and South Africa women’s Emerging team toured Bangladesh this year before strict lockdown was announced by the Bangladesh government. Until that, two rounds of National Cricket League had been played.