Bangladesh news March 6, 2013

BCB to give bonuses for draws

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Bangladesh have been given financial incentive to draw a Test match. According to the BCB, the team will get an extra Tk 100,000 ($1250) per drawn Test on top of the Tk 150,000 ($1875) they will receive as Test match fee, which has also increased from Tk 100,000 ($1250).

The team drew only seven games in the last 13 seasons, the last one against West Indies in 2011 when rain interrupted play considerably. Only one of Bangladesh's drawn games didn't come with the assistance of inclement weather, against Zimbabwe in 2005.

Their match fees in ODIs were also increased from Tk 60,000 ($750) to Tk 100,000 ($1250) per game, while in Twenty20s, a Bangladesh player will receive Tk 50,000 ($625) after being previously paid Tk 35,000 ($438) per game.

"The players have told me recently that their net income has decreased," BCB chief Nazmul Hassan said. "So we have increased their match fees. In addition, we feel since the team has enough ability to draw Tests, they will be paid bonuses if they can do that."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • Rafelgibt on March 6, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Well done BCB.Its really good to see that BCB is so much concerned about the players financial benefits in terms of salary,match fees and others and they have introduced new payment schedule according to their queries with the prime national players.Now, all the national players must react towards playing for your country with more passion and desire rather than anything else but to win.Roar Tigers Roar>>>>

  • TheRisingTeam on March 6, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    That's a good move! it will spur on our players to work even harder besides, our boys already enjoy the game always full of smiles and confident which is what you want to see in Cricket. What I like about Bangladesh over the past year is that they have gone from negative to positive and that's the attitude to have and has resulted in good performances from Bangladesh.

  • on March 8, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    what a joke! Incentive should be given for winning test matches and not drawing. If Bangladesh feels that they are not capable of winning test matches then they should not play test matches and get ICC to withdraw their test status.

  • salman2510 on March 7, 2013, 15:01 GMT

    Very good decision !! Im surprised why didn't they do it earlier !! Moreover BCB could get financial gain by selling authentic Bangladesh Cricket Merchandise !! I know I will be buy loads of things living here in BD !! Imagine how much sell it would make abroad !!

  • on March 7, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Rain is a critical factor in SRILANKA.

  • bliksempie on March 7, 2013, 13:45 GMT

    What about winning a Test? No incentive for that? We might be faced with a situation where Bangladesh are in a position to win a game and instead they play for a draw!

  • on March 7, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    @Janaka kumara and The gladiator...on 4 th day BD declared even the centurian khaled masud was in the crease...on 5 th day both team wEre decided that there was no possible for any result

  • The_Ashes on March 7, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    @Baseball - But it just shows money isn't a problem within BCB unlike Sri Lanka board with all those big debts good luck to them :P

  • RaadQ on March 7, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    This is ridiculous. Incentive for draws means that BCB will aim to draw, not win. This is poor board mentality which will pass on to the players. Rather than this, BCB should introduce a team bonus for wins and a performance bonus for individuals, i.e. scoring a century or taking 3/4/5 wickets at an average of under 30, etc.This way, good players will still be rewarded even if a win isn't achieved, thus providing an incentive for all players to perform better.

  • TheGladiator on March 7, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    @dulabari - Please see: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/64089.html. The above match u had mentioned which was indeed drawn. But 62 overs were lost because of rain.Only 388 overs (considering 2 overs between inngs change over.) were bowled in 5 days out of a maximum of 450 overs. WI would have easily chased d target of 336 runs in 85 overs (23 played + 62 lost). They were 113/0 in 23 overs at a run rate of 4.91. So the Test was drawn because of overs lost due to rain.

  • Rafelgibt on March 6, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Well done BCB.Its really good to see that BCB is so much concerned about the players financial benefits in terms of salary,match fees and others and they have introduced new payment schedule according to their queries with the prime national players.Now, all the national players must react towards playing for your country with more passion and desire rather than anything else but to win.Roar Tigers Roar>>>>

  • TheRisingTeam on March 6, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    That's a good move! it will spur on our players to work even harder besides, our boys already enjoy the game always full of smiles and confident which is what you want to see in Cricket. What I like about Bangladesh over the past year is that they have gone from negative to positive and that's the attitude to have and has resulted in good performances from Bangladesh.

  • on March 8, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    what a joke! Incentive should be given for winning test matches and not drawing. If Bangladesh feels that they are not capable of winning test matches then they should not play test matches and get ICC to withdraw their test status.

  • salman2510 on March 7, 2013, 15:01 GMT

    Very good decision !! Im surprised why didn't they do it earlier !! Moreover BCB could get financial gain by selling authentic Bangladesh Cricket Merchandise !! I know I will be buy loads of things living here in BD !! Imagine how much sell it would make abroad !!

  • on March 7, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Rain is a critical factor in SRILANKA.

  • bliksempie on March 7, 2013, 13:45 GMT

    What about winning a Test? No incentive for that? We might be faced with a situation where Bangladesh are in a position to win a game and instead they play for a draw!

  • on March 7, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    @Janaka kumara and The gladiator...on 4 th day BD declared even the centurian khaled masud was in the crease...on 5 th day both team wEre decided that there was no possible for any result

  • The_Ashes on March 7, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    @Baseball - But it just shows money isn't a problem within BCB unlike Sri Lanka board with all those big debts good luck to them :P

  • RaadQ on March 7, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    This is ridiculous. Incentive for draws means that BCB will aim to draw, not win. This is poor board mentality which will pass on to the players. Rather than this, BCB should introduce a team bonus for wins and a performance bonus for individuals, i.e. scoring a century or taking 3/4/5 wickets at an average of under 30, etc.This way, good players will still be rewarded even if a win isn't achieved, thus providing an incentive for all players to perform better.

  • TheGladiator on March 7, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    @dulabari - Please see: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/64089.html. The above match u had mentioned which was indeed drawn. But 62 overs were lost because of rain.Only 388 overs (considering 2 overs between inngs change over.) were bowled in 5 days out of a maximum of 450 overs. WI would have easily chased d target of 336 runs in 85 overs (23 played + 62 lost). They were 113/0 in 23 overs at a run rate of 4.91. So the Test was drawn because of overs lost due to rain.

  • satishchandar on March 7, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    Good decision. Money is always a motivation across professions. Loss will certainly hurt any player. But rewards for draw will make a player think twice when the match is in balance. If you can't win, go for draw instead of losing hope and eventually the game badly. Will make the players especially batsmen to avoid casual efforts.

  • Third_Gear on March 7, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Great move to build a modern stadium in cox'sbazaar, I heard its to consist high-tech, architecture is to furnished by one of the world famous firm.

  • on March 7, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    @ dulabari, better check your records. It clearly shows only 41 overs played in the 2nd day, thats more than a half day lost. I dont know whether there was any more interuptions too there.

  • Albert_cambell on March 7, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    The cricket board itself knows that BD are not going to win any test matches. Thats why they are only giving money for draws. Well thats possible if there is any rain.

  • dulabari on March 6, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    "...................................Only one of Bangladesh's drawn games didn't come with the assistance of inclement weather, against Zimbabwe in 2005......"

    Please see: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/64089.html

    BD vs WI 1st Test in West Indies, May, 2004. Match Drawn. All 5 days were played in full and it was full strength WI team (including Brain Lara)

  • Baseball-Sucks on March 6, 2013, 22:56 GMT

    More money for drawing matches, not for winning. Well, That pretty much sums up the BD Cricket. Now they can start praying for Rain God, coz thats the only way they get that extra money.

  • BD_CricFan on March 6, 2013, 18:16 GMT

    Finally we're seeing some smart decisions being made by a BCB president! with the right management and incentives future looks really bright for the Tigers.

    By the way who's broadcasting the test match in SL?

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on March 6, 2013, 17:15 GMT

    Such decisions r required to inspire players to improve Test per4mance. These initiatives r also vital to resist the lure of T20 leagues.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on March 6, 2013, 17:15 GMT

    Such decisions r required to inspire players to improve Test per4mance. These initiatives r also vital to resist the lure of T20 leagues.

  • BD_CricFan on March 6, 2013, 18:16 GMT

    Finally we're seeing some smart decisions being made by a BCB president! with the right management and incentives future looks really bright for the Tigers.

    By the way who's broadcasting the test match in SL?

  • Baseball-Sucks on March 6, 2013, 22:56 GMT

    More money for drawing matches, not for winning. Well, That pretty much sums up the BD Cricket. Now they can start praying for Rain God, coz thats the only way they get that extra money.

  • dulabari on March 6, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    "...................................Only one of Bangladesh's drawn games didn't come with the assistance of inclement weather, against Zimbabwe in 2005......"

    Please see: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/64089.html

    BD vs WI 1st Test in West Indies, May, 2004. Match Drawn. All 5 days were played in full and it was full strength WI team (including Brain Lara)

  • Albert_cambell on March 7, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    The cricket board itself knows that BD are not going to win any test matches. Thats why they are only giving money for draws. Well thats possible if there is any rain.

  • on March 7, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    @ dulabari, better check your records. It clearly shows only 41 overs played in the 2nd day, thats more than a half day lost. I dont know whether there was any more interuptions too there.

  • Third_Gear on March 7, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Great move to build a modern stadium in cox'sbazaar, I heard its to consist high-tech, architecture is to furnished by one of the world famous firm.

  • satishchandar on March 7, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    Good decision. Money is always a motivation across professions. Loss will certainly hurt any player. But rewards for draw will make a player think twice when the match is in balance. If you can't win, go for draw instead of losing hope and eventually the game badly. Will make the players especially batsmen to avoid casual efforts.

  • TheGladiator on March 7, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    @dulabari - Please see: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/64089.html. The above match u had mentioned which was indeed drawn. But 62 overs were lost because of rain.Only 388 overs (considering 2 overs between inngs change over.) were bowled in 5 days out of a maximum of 450 overs. WI would have easily chased d target of 336 runs in 85 overs (23 played + 62 lost). They were 113/0 in 23 overs at a run rate of 4.91. So the Test was drawn because of overs lost due to rain.

  • RaadQ on March 7, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    This is ridiculous. Incentive for draws means that BCB will aim to draw, not win. This is poor board mentality which will pass on to the players. Rather than this, BCB should introduce a team bonus for wins and a performance bonus for individuals, i.e. scoring a century or taking 3/4/5 wickets at an average of under 30, etc.This way, good players will still be rewarded even if a win isn't achieved, thus providing an incentive for all players to perform better.