Bangladesh board to cut down players’ salaries for poor performances in matches

In order to increase the dedication of the Bangladesh players towards the game, the board has come up with remuneration criteria on a per match basis.

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The Bangladesh cricket scene had witnessed an unprecedented incident last year when the majority of the board contracted cricketers went on a strike demanding better remuneration and opportunities for themselves. The board after warnings and negotiations got the cricketers to call off the strike and in 2020 are ready for new contract signings.

However, the new contracts with come with their own rules and regulations, some of which might put more onus on the players themselves to become accountable for how much they will be getting paid. And this time, the board is going to determine the remuneration of players by implementing a ‘point’ approach.

BCB to deduct players’ salaries for poor performance on the field

In order to increase the dedication of the Bangladesh players towards the game, the board has come up with remuneration criteria on a per match basis. If the points are high, more salary will be paid, otherwise, the amount will be reduced. That is, the salary will be reduced if the players show bad performances. The most exciting part is that the players have approved to sign the deal and their acquiescence has been finalized.

8 points have been levied for each test held before 2017 and 10 points for each test held in 2018 and 2019. In addition, 4 points have been added to the player’s name per ODI and 3 points per T20 match till 2017. According to that, Mushfiqur has the highest point, whose Test point is 574 and the point of the limited-over cricket is 1172.

Tamim, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah are in the best category and will get to take home a monthly salary of 6 lakh Takas. Mushfiqur, on the other hand, will get 6.2 lakh Takas per month. Mominul, Liton, Mehedi Hasan and Rubel Hossain have a take-home monthly salary of 3 Lakh Tk. While Taijul and Mustafizur will get 2.5 lakh Tk and Imrul will be given 2 lakh Tk, per month.

In the last contract, Tamim, Mushfiqur and Riyad received Tk 4 lakh monthly, while Mustafizur’s remuneration was Tk 3 lakh. That means the left-arm bowler has received a cut in his monthly salary. Bangladesh is coming off a two-match Test series against Pakistan, which they lost 1-0 and will host Zimbabwe for a Test form February 22. The two sides will also play a series of three ODIs and two T20I matches.

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