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12:00 AM, August 28, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2007

Kit deal raises questions

Many have been taken aback by the poor financial deal which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) struck with Shah Sports confirming the latter as the national team's kit sponsor for next month's ICC Twenty20 World Championship.
The new clothing sponsor of the Tigers has earned the right by giving only Tk 2 lakhs but still the new board authority expressed their satisfaction over the amount, which many believed has undervalued Bangladesh cricket.
"We had to arrange it within a short time but the amount fulfilled our expectation. We are happy that a local company came forward in our support," explained media committee vice-chairman Ishtiaque Ahmed in response to volley of questions about the poor deal at a press conference yesterday.
There has been whispering that a clothing house of two team management officials, which is however nothing new for them, already supplied the garments for the Tigers but Ishtiaque was not ready to give answers about the issue.
"I can't say anything about it because it's the commercial committee who can only give the answer. One of our commercial committee member is supposed to present here but he couldn't attend the press conference because of illness," he added.
There had been much talk about the board member's and employees involvement in goods supplies during the last tenure but it seems that nothing has changed under the new ad-hoc committee.

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