The non-contractual players of Bangladesh will receive financial assistance from the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board will provide financial assistance to cricketers who take part in the Dhaka Premier League who do not have national contracts. As these players do not follow a payroll structure like those of who are part of the national team, an allowance will be given to them to compensate the league’s stoppage amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
As per BCB president Nazmul Hassan, these players will receive a one-time amount of BDT 30,000 from the board as financial support. ‘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 clubs. This assistance is for that section of the players’, Nazmul said.
The Dhaka Premier League was postponed last March 19 after one game had been completed. Amid the virus outbreak, Bangladeshi cricketers had feared of fully losing their income in line with the season’s indefinite suspension.
Overall, there are around 216 players who are enlisted in the 12 DPL clubs. Among those are around 70 to 75 players who are not part of BCB’s payroll. The DPL is one of the popular sports leagues in Bangladesh aside from the Bangladesh Premier League. To know more about different cricket sports leagues, visit Betwala.
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