BCB mulling over cricketers’ pay hike
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is going to increase the payment of national team cricketers. Cricket operations committee chairman and former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan informed the news on Monday (April 16). However he didn’t reveal as to how much hike of payment would be implemented.
But it has been learnt that the cricket operations committee has recommended to double the payment of national team cricketers. With the introduction of the new payment structure, no cricketers will be unhappy anymore over payment issues, expected Akram. [Read also: Resurgence of leg spin]
“The bill is passed at the board meeting. We have a recommendation on our behalf, and then a detailed discussion takes place during the board meeting. The payment will be increased from what it was last time. But I am not yet sure if it will be doubled,” said Akram Khan.
“The other boards have less contracted cricketers than us. We have around 15-16 players in Bangladesh. And if the cricketers can perform well, there are many sources of income for them. There is DPL, then there is BPL. Besides 80 to 90 more cricketers are under the BCB. Now we want to focus not only on the national cricketers, but also on those who feature in the domestic leagues.
“This year we are increasing the Test match fee. In fact match fee oriented everything will be increased. Bangladesh are now doing well. So we just want to make sure that continues to happen. We always give away more bonuses than what most other boards do. They (cricketers) received bonus after the 2015 World Cup. Again they got it after the Sri Lanka series,” concluded Akram.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com