BCB likely to consider pay-cuts
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is likely to consider the decision they made earlier of not deducting any amount from the salary of the foreign coaches during this COVID-19 pandemic. According to Akram Khan, the board is eyeing to reconsider the contracts of their foreign coaches.
“We might have to review the contracts of the coaches when things get normal because if we lose five to six months, certainly we need to see what can be done to serve the purposes of both parties. Vettori is very expensive so we have to see how things can be done with him as well,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
Daniel Vettori joined the Bangladesh team as a spin bowling consultant on October 20 last year (2019) and was expected to resume until November 15, 2020, coinciding with this year’s T20 World Cup. According the contract between the board and Vettori, he was supposed to work for the BCB for a total of 100 days, getting USD 2500 per day.
“We will pay him for the actual number of days he worked. There is no chance to pay more as it will be paid on the basis of the number of days he has worked for us. Those with whom we are contracted on a daily basis, if the situation gets normal and we need to use them, then we will use them. If not, then we will not use them. The board will decide what will happen to others. We will do what other countries will do,” he said.
While Vettori is contracted on a daily basis, head coach Russell Domingo, pace bowling coach Otis Gibson and physio Julian Calefato are contracted on a yearly basis. Apart from them, the batting coach Neil Mackenzie and fielding coach Ryan Cook are contracted on a day-to-day basis.
To be noted, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most of the foreign coaching staff of the Bangladesh team are on indefinite leave.