BCB Chief declares monetary support to non-contracted DPL cricketers
The country’s cricket has stopped due to coronavirus. The whole cricket field is stagnant. The source of income of country’s cricketers Dhaka Premier League (DPL) has also stopped after just some matches. A cloud of uncertainty is blowing over the country’s cricket sky.
In this time of crisis, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come forward to help the cricketers whose only income source is DPL.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon, MP has announced today that cricketers participating in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2019-20 who are not included in the BCB’s Central Contract list for National Cricketers or are not in the BCB’s First Class Player Contract, will receive a one-time amount of BDT 30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Taka) from the Board to support their expenses during the League’s stoppage due the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Declaring the initiative, Mr Hassan said:
“With the tournament looking at an indefinite period of shut down, cricketers who are not part of the BCB’s contracts are likely to face financial hardship as they may have only received partial payment from their respective Premier League Clubs. This assistance is for that section of the players.”
The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2019-20 was postponed on 19 March 2020 after just one completed round of matches in compliance with the directive from the Ministry of Youth & Sports and measures taken by the Government to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
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