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BPL franchises set payment deadlines

Mohammad Isam

April 30, 2012

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Bangladesh Premier League franchise owners have set a deadline of May 9 and May 31 for the clearance of payments for international and local cricketers respectively. The dates were decided in a meeting initiated by the Bangladesh Cricket Board between BCB president Mustafa Kamal and the franchise owners on Monday after the issue of delay in payments was raised in newspapers in Bangladesh, Pakistan and the UK.

Even before the BPL started, the franchises had said that due to bank transfers being the payment mode, they would need the permission of the concerned authorities in the government. The breakdown of the payments - amount paid in advance and the amount paid after the tournament - was never made public.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who also led Duronto Rajshahi in the BPL, was the first and only cricketer to raise the flag that payments to the local and overseas players haven't been made properly. Julien Fountain, Pakistan and Dhaka Gladiators fielding coach, had tweeted about the payment issue as well. ESPNcricinfo found out that several local players were unhappy with payment issues but declined to comment or be quoted when contacted.

The transfer of foreign currency from Bangladesh to other countries is considerably difficult as the Bangladesh Bank sets a limit. Franchises have often cited this as a problem to make payments to players' bank accounts, especially because the tournament was set-up and staged within a few weeks. Several of these issues were apparently not addressed ahead of the February 10 opening game.

Meanwhile, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has said that the April 30 deadline for the BPL franchises to pay taxes will not be extended. Kanon Kumar Roy, director general of Directorate of Inspection (Taxes), Dhaka told The Daily Star yesterday, "We will take drastic action to realise taxes. We will set our next course of action in a meeting which will take place within this week. Many of them requested us to extend the date for paying the dues, but we are not considering their appeals."

According to NBR officials, the tax authorities received one crore (10 million) taka from the BPL parties - which includes six franchises, event management firm Game On Sports, players' salaries and the BPL governing council - while a tax payment of 20 crore (200 million) taka was projected. NBR had formed a team headed by Roy to monitor all financial transactions in a bid to ensure that all taxes are going to the state coffers.

Mohammad Isam is senior sports reporter at the Daily Star in Dhaka

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Posted by   on (May 3, 2012, 14:05 GMT)

@Abaa....Yes its true Murali said that but that was because he hadn't had much Cricket since last seasons IPL and because of his age needs to keep up his fitness so next time get your facts right. Murali actually wasn't even considering joining the BPL in the first place and therefore at the last minute decided to join the BPL so he can improve his fitness ahead of the IPL considering its a much longer tournament and competition is much heavy in IPL as compared to BPL so like I said read the whole article rather just a glimpse :)"

Posted by BanglafanX on (May 3, 2012, 11:49 GMT)

IPL & BPL both are successful, please tell me does PPL exist ?

Posted by Abaa on (May 3, 2012, 7:09 GMT)

At everyone dissing the IPL: The biggest Bangladesh players would do anything to take part in the IPL ... Can we say the same about any 2nd or 3rd grade Indian player and the BPL? Murali called playing in the BPL god practice for getting ready to take part in the IPL! Please don't bring in IPL to cite as an example to look the issues with BPL look ok :-(

Posted by fr600 on (May 2, 2012, 6:07 GMT)

IPL is a copy too, from the father of cricket, England.

Posted by SRPP on (May 1, 2012, 16:45 GMT)

In Cricinfo Bagladesh home page section there is photo of shakib al hasan wearing KKR Jersey and these people says IPL is joke. Guys be jelous of us we love it baby.....

Posted by haseeb.ahmed on (May 1, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

@SRPP and IPL is a joke of a century

Posted by SRPP on (May 1, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

We Indians love IPL and Team India.

Posted by   on (May 1, 2012, 13:48 GMT)

@SRPP...Difference between IPL and BPL is that the BPL has benefited the Bangladesh Team while the IPL has degraded the Indian Team haaaaaaaa......losing 8-0 miserably to both England and Australia, knocked out of the CB Series and then knocked out of the Asia Cup at the hands of Bangladesh plus ratings for IPL has gone down and mostly watched by Indians looolllzzzzz :)

Posted by SRPP on (May 1, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

Bagladesh BPL and Pakistan proposed PPL both are full of joke. Haaaaaaa....

Posted by   on (May 1, 2012, 13:24 GMT)

HAHAHA NONE OF LEAGUE IS SUCCESSFUL WITH INTERNATIONAL PLAYER.. IF IN BPL ONLY BANGLADESHI ARE PARTICIPATED I DON'T THINK THERE WILL BE ANY INTEREST FOR PUBLIC AND VIEWERS, SAME GOES TO IPL, IF IN IPL THERE ARE ONLY INDIAN PLAYERS I DON'T THINK THAT ANYONE WILL BE INTERESTED TO

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