Cricketers call off strike; to join camp Friday
Published : Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 at 11:17 PM Count : 191
Bangladeshi cricketers on Wednesday night called off their strike after getting assurance from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) of accepting their most of the demands.
The cricketers will join camp on Friday ahead of the India tour on the assurance, said Bangladesh T20 and Test captain Shakib Al Hasan after a meeting with BCB on Wednesday night at the BCB office at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Earlier in the evening, the striking cricketers placed a 13-point demand afresh and said they were ready to sit with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to discuss their demands.
These demands include immediate resignation of the president and secretary of Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB), returning to the previous model of Dhaka League, and the BPL from the next year, increasing the match fee in the first-class cricket to 1 lakh from present Tk 35,000, hiking the salaries of the national cricketers, local coaches, physios, trainers and groundsmen, arranging more domestic cricket events, fixing stable domestic calendar, clearing cricketers’ dues for the Dhaka League and ensuring cricketers’ opportunities to play more foreign leagues.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan along with 60 other cricketers announced a strike from a news conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday and put forward an 11-point demand.