Bangladesh Premier League 2012-13 January 14, 2013

Haven't received initial BPL fee - Shakib

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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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  • mchayen 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..

  • productivity 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

  • AzAb12754 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.

  • The_Mystery_Ball 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.

  • Harlequin. 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... ;)

  • AK47_pk 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.

  • Proud_GhorJamai 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

  • Warm_Coffee 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.

  • FRRR 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.

  • Pak_alldway 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 ;)

  • mchayen 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..

  • productivity 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

  • AzAb12754 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.

  • The_Mystery_Ball 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.

  • Harlequin. 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... ;)

  • AK47_pk 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.

  • Proud_GhorJamai 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

  • Warm_Coffee 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.

  • FRRR 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.

  • Pak_alldway 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 ;)

  • on January 14, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    The tournament has not even started. and you guys are trying to create a controversy here.

  • on January 14, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Stop fighting here......the topic was BPL ....not ...Pakistan vs Bangladesh. But as a Bangladeshi, still I would say that Bangladesh should go to Pakistan. Bangladesh shouldn't involve any "Dirty Politics". Bangladesh should help Pakistan to bring back cricket in Pakistani soil. I think that Pakistani fans deserve to see International Cricket on their soil. I hope that BCB's official will not involve any politics.

  • on January 14, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    and when was the last time bangladesh visited australia or south africa ???

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 14, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    @Pak_alldway - That's why we are refusing you. Did you really think any team would go to Pakistan? good luck!!! go and ask Australia wait 1998 since they last toured :D

  • AzAb12754 on January 14, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    Nice photo of Shakib I prefer if he doesn't play at all in BPL and regains his full fitness back.

  • Pak_alldway on January 14, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    @exspeed:;We only inviting you jus to revive cricket in pak otherwise do u really think we take Bengal seriously?o any test playing nation take u serious?

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 14, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    @FRRR - Why on earth is a Pakistan fan like you even interested in a minnow team tournament? your words are just words nothing else.

  • British_North_America on January 14, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    Al Dave, I think you get it wrong.BPL is not that worse that Bangladesh has to send a club team from whole Bangladesh to play in SLPL.You talk about mismanagement.What about SLPL semifinal and final?Both were determined by Darkwarth-Loiuse.No reserve day for such two games.Financially BPL offers much to players than SLPL.In the last season, payment method was wrong.You got to give franchises some time to pay such huge money and this time the full payment time is 5 months which should have been in the last season as well.Talking about initial money.Not even half of the players have already arrived in Bangladesh and the tournament is still 4 days away from the first match.Have patience and see what happens.Cheers.

  • Cric_info_pak on January 14, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    @mar Zan poor team poor performance poor BPL ( with out money with out players) y any one will jealous.... u dont have any thing first start producing quality players and start winning then your League wiil be good other wise u have to depend all out side players to imporve the quality no offence but india got money alleast if u dont' have quality players anymore.... but u dont' have any thing

  • on January 14, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Mar Zan, chilll out..Adnan_Mamoon did not insult Bangladesh in anyway. Instead you actually insulted him with your comments. At no point Adnan_Mamoon mentioned that SLPL is better than BPL. Do you remember the fiasco during the semi-final, where until 3 AM. no one was sure who went to the semifinal, rules were misinterpreted, one team went to court. For a long time payments were not made to a lot of players, only paid after court settlements and threats by FICA.

  • AzAb12754 on January 14, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    @Mar Zan: You make a very fair comment, the tournament hasn't even started yet and even if it is true, such reports should've been published from the moment the BPL starts.

  • FRRR on January 14, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    Truth of BPL is out. As i said in other threads, BPL is a failure from the very start. There are alot of financial issues for Bangladesh to resolve.

  • on January 14, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    some people are very jelous rising of BPL .

  • SkylaDark on January 14, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    Well, let's hope that the BPL doesn't become ugly like last time...

  • Ibra95 on January 14, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Is today 17/18 January? NO, so then why putting this article when the tournement hasn't even started! Waste of time this is...

  • on January 14, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    This is the problem turnament did not start yet and people making article that players did not got paid . rules says players will get paid 25 % of payment before staring turnament and its still 3 TO 4 days left. mr adnan mamoon we know IPL have much higher value in world cricket but its dosent mean SLPL much better than BPL .every country have own T20 turnament , the way you insult us i dont think you are a BANGLADESHI .

  • Captainman on January 14, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    The BCB is so unprofessional and destroying our Cricket by the looks of it. Had a year to sort this stupid mess out but it looks to me as it has gone worse based on what I'm reading.

  • on January 14, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Hey dont make negative reports deliberately. Its clearly mentioned that 25% to be paid before the Tournament starts. The tournament did not start YET . Write this report only after the first match kicks OFF. OKAY ???

  • CrICkeeet on January 14, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    BRAVO SHAKIB! Atlast the local players openning their mouth.......

  • Tamimfan on January 14, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    instead of having a separate league for bangladesh, we can have have one team from entire bangladesh in ipl or slpl. that would help the players and viewers to enjoy better quality cricket.. also the players wont face payment issues in ipl and slpl..

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  • Tamimfan on January 14, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    instead of having a separate league for bangladesh, we can have have one team from entire bangladesh in ipl or slpl. that would help the players and viewers to enjoy better quality cricket.. also the players wont face payment issues in ipl and slpl..

  • CrICkeeet on January 14, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    BRAVO SHAKIB! Atlast the local players openning their mouth.......

  • on January 14, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    Hey dont make negative reports deliberately. Its clearly mentioned that 25% to be paid before the Tournament starts. The tournament did not start YET . Write this report only after the first match kicks OFF. OKAY ???

  • Captainman on January 14, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    The BCB is so unprofessional and destroying our Cricket by the looks of it. Had a year to sort this stupid mess out but it looks to me as it has gone worse based on what I'm reading.

  • on January 14, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    This is the problem turnament did not start yet and people making article that players did not got paid . rules says players will get paid 25 % of payment before staring turnament and its still 3 TO 4 days left. mr adnan mamoon we know IPL have much higher value in world cricket but its dosent mean SLPL much better than BPL .every country have own T20 turnament , the way you insult us i dont think you are a BANGLADESHI .

  • Ibra95 on January 14, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Is today 17/18 January? NO, so then why putting this article when the tournement hasn't even started! Waste of time this is...

  • SkylaDark on January 14, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    Well, let's hope that the BPL doesn't become ugly like last time...

  • on January 14, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    some people are very jelous rising of BPL .

  • FRRR on January 14, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    Truth of BPL is out. As i said in other threads, BPL is a failure from the very start. There are alot of financial issues for Bangladesh to resolve.

  • AzAb12754 on January 14, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    @Mar Zan: You make a very fair comment, the tournament hasn't even started yet and even if it is true, such reports should've been published from the moment the BPL starts.