Cricketers' yes to grading system
Country's cricketers under the banner CWAB (Cricketers' Welfare Association of Bangladesh) have decided to play the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League as per the grading system only for this year.
A total of 122 cricketers including Mushfiqur Rahim and other national players met yesterday to discuss the new payment system and dues of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
"The players are ready to play under the grading system but they are not interested in the rotation system. They wanted to choose their own club. We have prepared a proposal for the board and will submit it soon and hope that the BCB president [Nazmul Hassan Papon] will consider our proposal. We have full faith in him," said CWAB general secretary Debabrata Paul.
As per their proposal, the A-plus cricketers should get Tk 35-30 lakh, A Tk 25-20 lakh, B+ Tk 20-15 lakh, B Tk 15-10 lakh, C Tk 10-6 lakh, D Tk 5-3 lakh and E Tk 3-1 lakh.
They will also suggest for two foreign players instead of three.
He also warned that the cricketers would go for tougher movement if they didn't get their BPL dues.
The Premier League is scheduled to start from July 1 and before that the new transfers take place on June 20.