Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bangladesh Players go on strike, India vs Bangladesh series in jeopardy


Bangladesh Cricket team will travel to India at the start of next month for a bilateral series. BCB already announced their squad for the India tour. But Now, Bangladesh tour of India in Jeopardy because Bangladesh players go on an indefinite strike with 11-point demand.

“We have to respect the local coaches, physios, trainers, and groundsman. They get really a little amount of salary at the end of the month,” Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said on behalf of the players at the press conference.

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“Match fee for the first-class cricket should be increased to one lakh (Bangladesh Taka), which is now 35 thousand only. At the same time, the salary of first-class cricketers also should be increased by 50 percent. A first-class cricketer gets only 1500 taka as the daily allowance. I don’t think this is enough for a cricketer in order to get a healthy lifestyle. At the same time, we are demanding to increase the travel allowance. We will be happy if BCB ensures the air tickets for travelling for the First-class cricketers around the country,” Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said.

These are the demands of Bangladesh players

“We just came to know about it we will discuss it on the board and try to resolve it as soon as possible. I don’t think it is anything like revolt. They are yet to tell us anything formally, but we are looking into the matter,” Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted by CricBuzz as saying.

A senior BCCI official response on Bangladesh tour of India. “The BCCI will wait and watch the developments closely. This is an internal matter of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, and until and unless we hear from them, there is no need for us to make any comments,” a senior BCCI functionary told PTI.



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