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

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014 (18:30 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Bulawayo

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 105 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 9 wkts

Photos

Highlights of Mahela Jayawardene’s Test career

Videos

Hughes explains technique behind cut shot

West Indies vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI at St George’s: Anamul Haque reaches his ton

Len Pascoe: There was a hospital ward named after Thomson and me

India tour of Australia 2014-15: 5 ways India can avoid another overseas embarrassment

MS Dhoni can benefit from borrowing the ‘Sourav Ganguly School of leadership’

Ravi Shastri inspired confidence as player and captain: Will he do it in a coaching capacity?

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014

Singapore Cricket Club hosts International T20 tournament featuring Cricket Club of India among others

Mohammad Aamer to make acting debut in a Pakistan film

ICC Women’s Championship builds excitement

Kapil Dev is an opportunist, says Hockey India secretary Narinder Batra

Anamul Haque reaches his half-century

Len Pascoe: There was a hospital ward named after Thomson and me

India tour of Australia 2014-15: 5 ways India can avoid another overseas embarrassment

MS Dhoni can benefit from borrowing the ‘Sourav Ganguly School of leadership’

Ravi Shastri inspired confidence as player and captain: Will he do it in a coaching capacity?

Bernard Tancred: Best batsman of the first South African side

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

659 Posts | 6 Fans

India tour of England 2014: Sunil Gavaskar says Indian batsmen did not learn anything

Aamir Khan: PK is my favourite film till date!

Department of Telecom may come out with policy structure this fiscal

ICC Women’s Championship builds excitement

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo: Locals

5 reasons to eliminate gluten from your diet

Kashmiri separatists meeting Pakistani leaders is an `old tradition`: Vaidik

Mohammad Aamer to make acting debut in a Pakistan film

After Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra completes the ALS ice bucket challenge – Watch video!

Connect Broadband launches virus control system

Barcelona to lodge appeal with CAS after FIFA upholds transfer ban

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here