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Shakib Al Hasan earning multi-millions in BPL

Shakib led Dhaka Dynamites to a title win last season and is retained by the franchise for this edition of the BPL.

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Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo Source: TheDailyStar Twitter Handle)

World No. 1 Test all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan might have taken a break from Test cricket but that doesn’t dilapidate his stocks in limited overs cricket. Shakib led his franchise Dhaka Dynamites to a title win last year and is retained by them as their ‘icon player’ for the upcoming season as well.

The BPL Governing Council has fixed the amount of remuneration icon players would get in the BPL, which is supposed to be the highest in the league. According to reports, icon cricketers are getting more than the allotted amount by the Governing Council.

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It was decided that icon players like Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riad and Tamim Iqbal would fetch somewhere around 50 lac taka whereas Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar will be paid in the category of 40-45 lac taka.

Watson, Butler the highest paid cricketers

It is been reported that Shakib is fetching more than double the amount of remuneration set by the Governing Council, making him the highest paid local cricketer in the league as he will fetch 1 crore taka for his services in the BPL. Overseas cricketers like Shane Watson and Jos Butler are said to be the highest paid cricketers for this year as the duo signed under more pecuniary benefits set by the Governing Council.

Last season, Dhaka Dynamites rewarded Shakib for his fine performance with an expensive car along with monetary compensation which was close to 90 lac taka collectively. Shakib’s international form has a lot to do with his paycheck. Recently, he led Bangladesh to their first win against Australia in a Test match when his 10-wicket haul in the Dhaka Test propelled the home side to a memorable win.

In a shocking move, Shakib requested the board to give him a 6-month sabbatical which was eventually obliged by the BCB citing burnout issues.

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