Victoria officials block players' mobile numbers to ignore payment requests

According to the payment rules of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL), the players are supposed to receive their payments in three slabs (30%, 30% and 40%), and at least 60% of payments prior to the Super League stage. [Read in Bangla: ক্রিকেটারদের সাথে ক্লাব কর্তাদের লুকোচুরি]


But even after seven days since the completion of the tournament, some clubs are yet to make 60% payments to their players. Victoria Sporting Club is one of the clubs against whom such allegations raised.

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Even though the clubs on June 19 were given an ultimatum by the BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon to clear all payments within 72 hours, but Victoria failed to maintain the deadline as well.

Recently, Victoria players met the BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury, to inform the board that they were yet to be paid their dues for playing in the DPL.

Young 24-year-old pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi, who played for Victoria in the DPL of this season, is among the players who became the payment victim.

During a recent interview, Rabbi shared his sorrowful words regarding the payment issue, and added how how he is being ignored by the club officials, who blocked his number to avoid any requests and queries regarding the due payments.

“I have received only 25% (Tk 3.80 lakh) of payment while I am supposed to get at least 60% till date (8.10 TK). Club officials never received my calls even they blocked my number.

“Not for only this time, Victoria showed the same manner in last DPL too. Victoria last year also failed to clear my full payment. Still I have been unpaid at least 5 Lakh TK of their due amount,” said Rabbi.

An emotional Rabbi further added, “Not only me but also Marshall Ayub, Imrul Kayes became the same payment victim. Every year they promise to clear the due payment before DPL and hire eminent cricketers. But they fail and break their commitment after the tournament.”


– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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