BOI's letter to BFF, BCB
The Board of Investment has recently sent a letter to both Bangladesh Football Federation and Bangladesh Cricket Board to bring the foreign nationals participating in the country's sports under taxation.
More than hundred African footballers come to Bangladesh each year in search of footballing fortune here, many of whom are rejected in the trial by the clubs. However, many of them don't go back to their homeland after their visa expires and overstay and take part in various tournaments without work permit.
The BOI, in a bid to end this, sent a letter to both BFF and BCB recently. BFF's acting general secretary Abu Nayeem Sohag greeted the move, “We have received a letter from the BOI in this regard. This is a good initiative and if it comes into effect, we will have less influx of substandard foreign footballers here.” The clubs have already been informed about the letter, also informed Sohag.
Mentionable here that last year the special branch of police collected information from BFF about unregistered players in an effort to stop the influx of illegal emigrants. That move though did not materialize in the end.