Bangladesh Premier League 2012-13 February 5, 2013

Five franchises clear initial payments

Five out of seven BPL franchises have paid their players 25% of their fees, which was due before the tournament began, the BPL governing council has said. Chittagong Kings and Sylhet Royals are the only franchises not to have completed the payments by the latest deadline, set by the BCB, of February 5.

"Dhaka Gladiators, Duronto Rajshahi, Barisal Burners, Khulna Royal Bengals and Rangpur Riders have given cheques. We are assessing their players' agreement papers," BPL governing council chairman Afzalur Rahman Sinha said.

"We have returned the papers of the Sylhet players because there were some issues, while Chittagong have told us that papers are ready and will be delivered to us shortly."

The BPL governing council, however, said it wouldn't help those players that took salaries directly from the franchises, in case of a payment dispute. The BCB had taken responsibility this season of making all payments after franchises delayed clearing dues last year, resulting in the tournament's negative image.

"The players shouldn't have done this after the board had taken responsibility. We have let those players know through (the players' representative body) that we will not come forward to help them if they are in payment disputes."

The next due date is February 19, before which the franchises have to pay another 25% of the players' fees. The rest of the salary has to be paid by August 19, according to the payment rules.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • mohammad on February 6, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    Rafelgibt I still think you get it wrong.Actually the problem is that the players who play in IPL become a brand.For example, because Dimitry Maskarenhas played in kings XI punjab , we will consider him someone special in BPL.Same goes to Daniel Harris,Dirk Nannes,Owais Shah.Otherwise, they are out of national team or Harris is an uncapped player.BPL has many quality internationals like Oram,Tait,Cooper,Taylor,Dilshan,Kapugedara,Katich,D.Smith,Hodge,Mahmood,Borgas also Pollard,Gayle, Bravo played in the last season but not playing this time for national commitment. And payment is much organized this year.I think absence of Pakistani players also raised viewers in India.

  • KH. RAFIQUE on February 6, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    abcdef_12345 on (February 6, 2013, 7:18 GMT) don't get me wrong.IPL can be treated as international in terms of number of Quality international players participating in the tournament, huge PAYMENT, TRP throughout the cricket loving countries,Exposure for the local and foreign players, overall well organizing event etc.Thats why i called that among all the t20 leagues IPL has the international standard to be claimed.Moreover BPL is our own league.So, its really does not matters who, what thinks as long as BPL serves our cricket as a blessings.Roar Tiger Roar>>>

  • mohammad on February 6, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    Rafelgibt I think you have some problems too.If BPL is a local tournament with 5 foreigners in playing 11, how can IPL be an international tournament with 4 four foreigners in playing 11? And Chittagong and Sylhet has paid their dues but directly,not through BCB.

  • KH. RAFIQUE on February 6, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    class9ryan on (February 6, 2013, 1:11 GMT) you are really funny. I guess you are in class/grade 9 thats why your maturity of understanding is not that much good. But im clearing up your doubts. First, IPL is an international event to be honest where BBL & BPL is the local tournament of AUS and BAN.So, no comparison to be made.Secondly, though BPL is our local tournament but it is watched in IND, PAK, SL, AGFGAN, UK, USA, AUS and other countries as well where BBL is not watched outside AUS or NZ.So, no match for BBL to BPL in terms of TRP all around the world. Thirdly, If payment was the issues then players like Tait,Oram,Steve Devis,Hodge,Dilshan and other big players would never showed up to play in BPL 2.So, it's up to you to be think wise.

  • $$ milind on February 6, 2013, 1:11 GMT

    Just stop this League ... Its actually playing with the feelings of players ... Thats the reason BBL and the IPL are so good .... they pay off their 50% very early and SLPL also does not delay that much

  • KH. RAFIQUE on February 5, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    Very good news to be heard.Hope BCB would actively play the role of getting next 25% to the players within the due date of the tournament.

  • Raziul on February 5, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    this is poor. when it is due before the tournament it is just paid after passing 1 month of the tournament. Rest of the pmt to be clear by due time. Otherwise it will be a serious problem for BPL and BCB will be blamed by the internationals.

  • Suraj on February 5, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    Good Job.Finaaly get to heard anything better of bangladesh,,,

  • Mike on February 5, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    That's a very good sign but a contract is a contract and BCB needs to be strict on the other 2 who haven't paid the first instalment.

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