Bangladesh Premier League 2012-13 January 14, 2013

Haven't received initial BPL fee - Shakib


Shakib Al Hasan has said he hasn't received his initial signing amount from his BPL franchise Dhaka Gladiators, with four days to go before the tournament begins. Every player in the BPL is entitled to receive 25% of his total fee before the start of the second season.

Players are supposed to get 25% of the money before the tournament starts, 25% during the tournament, and the remaining 50% within 150 days after the competition ends.

"I haven't received it yet," Shakib said after Dhaka Gladiators' first training session. "I think rules about payment should be written down so that payments can be made properly. The players will appreciate if payments are made for this season because we know what happened last season."

Although on-field performances won't be affected because of the delay, Shakib said, irregularity in the payments was a disincentive. "It [non-payment] won't affect the on-field performance but players will feel bad, those who haven't been paid yet. We are all sufferers to be honest. It would be great if we get paid soon, because we give our 100% when we take the field and deliver results."

Shakib said he would take some time to recover from the stress fracture he suffered on his shinbone during the West Indies series, but he is likely to be available for the BPL apart from perhaps the first two games. "I am not fully fit, and it will take some more time. I think I will regain full fitness after the first two matches."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • MUnshi on January 16, 2013, 15:10 GMT

    Somebody mentioned psl!!!...WTH is psl man ? can someone explain? never heard of that or seen any telecast anywhere..

  • Muhammad on January 16, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    This is what BPL is all about....... One of their ICON said that he hasn't recieved his fee.........And one thing which should be very clear that BCP has lost his one of the best friend in cricket world.......PCB should stop supporting BCP. They are nothing without us. I would love to say that pakistani palyers should refuse straight away BPL. We will show the world our Super League

  • Smith on January 15, 2013, 20:28 GMT

    News just broke in that today a few of the franchises DG have paid the first 25% so it was silly of this article being produced days before the tournament because the criteria was for players to be paid the first 25% but the tournament hasn't started yet. Seem like some people are getting anxious and desperate.

  • Zeeshan on January 15, 2013, 18:35 GMT

    @ Mizanul Khan

    Finally a sensible Bangladesh fan. Right you are mate, If only there were more people like you in Bangladesh.

    It was wrong for the PCB to blackmail and putundue pressure on the BCB but the BCB should also not make promises that they are unable to fulfill. Even though it seems difficult for Bangladesh or any other team to tour Pakistan at this moment but I hope that in the future there will be better touring conditions and more countries will come to Pakistan. But having said that, there have been many foreign teams that have toured Pakistan in recent time. Foreign teams have participated in Wrestling, Snooker, Hockey, and even in the Jhalmagsi Desert Rally, so I really dont understand what is the critarea of security for the cricketing nations that is not being fulfilled.

  • Owen on January 15, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    @FRRR - disagree with you completely about the test status there pal, I'd say the standards are too high. Ireland, Afghan, Netherlands, give them all test status I say, then the likes of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will be able to have some close fought and entertaining series. I still wouldn't hold out too much hope for India though... ;)

  • Naveed on January 15, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    So even shakib not happy with bpl. Its high time bpl shud be scrapped. Ipl slp bbl nd psl are.enuf for cricketers.

  • Sohrab on January 15, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    @FRRR- no one cares if pakistan does not get a home game and you think they will care if you are hurt!!LOL made my day

  • Shoaib on January 14, 2013, 23:40 GMT

    Bangladesh may not be a top Cricket team but at least they are improving. Need to remember Bangladesh had full status in 2000 the latest full member.

    Some fans are just worried that more emerging Cricket teams i.e. Bangladesh, Ireland etc means less chances of bigger teams i.e. Pakistan winning world tournaments. Cricket is a sport which every country just like any other sport deserve to play sorry but just have to accept these teams and get use to it.

  • Faisal on January 14, 2013, 21:51 GMT

    @ExtremeSpeed ,,, I am not interested in BPL. As a cricket fan, i am giving my opinion about BPL and Bangladesh. It hurts me and other cricket fan that a non deserving team got test status .... Cricket would have been much better if Bangla was not given test status.

  • Liaquat on January 14, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    @xspeed::but it's true it's not about us no one take u serious mate.its better if u accept this reality.o u can keep on dreaming dis is Wat u r doing since u r playing cricket.victory here n there to keep bangal's fans happy is enuf ;)

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