Bangladeshi cricketers go on first-ever strike

Sun Online Desk

21st October, 2019 03:53:29 printer

Bangladeshi cricketers go on first-ever strike

Bangladesh national team cricketers on Monday announced that they will abstain from all cricket-related activities until their 11-point demand, including salary hike, are met by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

The cricketers made the announcement at a press conference at the National Cricket Academy Ground in the city.

Bangladesh Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan placed the demands of the cricketers at the press conference.

Besides, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudllah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Arafat Sunny, Junaid Siddique, Enamul Haque Jnr, Taskin Ahmed, Elias Sunny, Farhad Reza and some other cricketers were also present at the press conference.

Their 11-point demand includes improvement of payment structure and practice facilities in Dhaka Premier League, National Cricket League and Bangladesh Premier League among others.

BCB faces such protests by the country’s cricketers for the first time in its cricket history.