Cricketers demand fair share of BCB revenue

MNA Sports Desk: The striking national cricket players have demanded a fair share of revenue earned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and fair pay for female cricketers in addition to their previous 11-point charter.

On behalf of the cricketers, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Mustafizur Rahman Khan placed a 13-point demand afresh while briefing reporters after a meeting of the cricketers at a Gulshan hotel in the evening, report UNB and bdnews24.com.

The lawyer said the cricketers are ready to sit with the BCB tonight (Wednesday night) to discuss about their demands.

With the latest the move of the cricketers, the current crisis of Bangladesh cricket has taken a new turn.

Earlier, the BCB informed the media that they are up to talk to the cricketers to reach a solution.

Most of the national players were present at the press conference. No cricketer, however, talked to the media.

The demands include a share from the profits of the BCB for them, immediate resignation of the president and secretary of Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB), returning to the previous model of Dhaka League, and the BPL from the next year, increasing the match fee in the first-class cricket to 100,000 from present Tk 35,000, hiking the salaries of the national cricketers, local coaches, physios, trainers and groundsmen, arranging more domestic cricket events, fixing stable domestic calendar, clearing cricketers’ dues for the Dhaka League and ensuring cricketers’ opportunities to play more foreign leagues.

On Monday, the cricketers placed an 11-point demand and announced that they will not take part in cricketing activities unless their demands were met.


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