Home > News >

Bangladesh Premier League hit by new pay row

Bangladesh Premier League hit by new pay row

Players such as Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Simon Katich among others have not been paid © Getty Images

Dhaka: Feb 1, 2013

International cricket stars threatened on Thursday to quit the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the troubled Twenty20 tournament was hit by a fresh dispute over pay.

The second edition of the BPL has already been deprived of any Pakistani players after they were prevented by their national board from taking part on the eve of the tournament.

Now players from five of the BPL’s seven teams could walk away in the middle of the competition unless they receive the salaries that they were promised, according to officials and their representatives.

The owner of the Dhaka Gladiators, which won last year’s inaugural tournament, confirmed that ex-England player Owais Shah was among the players who are threatening to pull out of the competition.

“Shah and some other players have threatened to pull out if they are not paid their due fees immediately,” Salim Chowdhury told AFP.

The inaugural tournament last year was also marred by complaints from players who said teams failed to pay out their full dues or on time.

To avoid a repeat scenario, new rules were set up to make it mandatory for the teams to deposit 25 percent of their players’ fees with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which would then hand over the cash.

Chowdhury blamed the board for the non-payment, insisting that his outfit had transferred the money.
But BCB spokesman Jalal Yunus said only two teams including the Gladiators had so far fulfilled their commitment to deposit money with the board, adding that he hoped payments would come through in the next few days.

“We hope we’ll receive all payments by Saturday,” he told AFP.

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) said “many” players remained unpaid and their patience has worn thin.

“The players are very seriously considering some sort of boycott simply because there is little else they can do,” FICA chief executive Tim May told ESPNcricinfo.

While only Shah has gone public about not receiving cash, the five teams which the BCB says have not paid up have a host of internationals on their books such as the Australian Simon Katich and West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

The inaugural edition was also hit by allegations of spot fixing, resulting in the suspension of an ex-Bangladesh cricketer and arrest of a Pakistani national

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 214/4 at stumps; lead by 111 runs

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Abu Dhabi: Pakistan reach 517/4 at tea

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Australia lose Chris Rogers and end the day at 22 for 1

PCB honours Nobel Prize for Peace winner Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan 517/4 against Australia at tea on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Misbah-ul-Haq becomes fifth Test captain to score century after age of 40

Younis Khan completes 5th Test double century; Pakistan continue to dominate Australia in 2nd Test

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

PCB honours Nobel Prize for Peace winner Malala Yousafzai

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Duleep Trophy 2014 Final, Day 3: South Zone on top despite Central Zone openers’ fightback

Ayurvedic treatment: 7 types of Ayurvedic massage you should know about

Beauty Tip #43 — Get fuller-looking lips with home-made sugar scrub

Telecom Secretary to meet Vodafone, Airtel executives on November 5 to discuss problems in sector

Bigg Boss 8: Has Praneet Bhatt ditched Gautam Gulati?

Kill Dil song Nakhriley: Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar do a qawwali in cowboy style!

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray, BNP Paribas Masters 2014 Quarterfinal: Watch Free Live Streaming and Match Telecast

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here