BCB Not Worried About Revenue Loss Unless ICC T20 World Cup And Asia Cup Are Cancelled
50 percent of BCB's revenue comes from ICC and Asia Cup (© AFP Photo)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is hopeful of riding the current financial storm unhurt by hosting the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and participating in the ICC T20 World Cup and Asia Cup scheduled to be held later this year.

Cricket schedule has gone for a toss amid the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing global lockdown.

BCB finance committee chairman Ismail Haider Mallick explained that half of their revenue will come from domestic tournament, especially from the BPL and the rest ICC and ACC events which effectively means cancellation of international tours won’t affect their financ.

“Fifty percent of our revenue comes from ICC and ACC events and another fifty percent through the domestic tournaments and more precisely through BPL,” Ismail told Cricbuzz. “Due to the global economic shutdown we are expecting to lose some 20 to 25 percent of our yearly revenues which amount to around TK 40 Crores.”

He added, “We will be affected if there are no ICC or ACC events and if we fail to host the BPL but as of today that is not the case, so we are expecting to recover the losses through taking part in these events as well hosting the BPL successfully.”

It’s because of this BCB hasn’t taken the step of pay cuts, for the time being. The situation, though, can change, Ismail said.

“I don’t think that there’s much possibility of losing out on ICC revenue. If the ICC events take place then there is not much possibility of facing huge losses but if those events don’t take place then we will have to evaluate how much we will lose,” he said.