13-point demand: Cricketers talk with BCB begins

Sun Online Desk

23rd October, 2019 08:25:41 printer

13-point demand: Cricketers talk with BCB begins

Bangladesh national cricketers, who went on indefinite strike on Monday to press home theri 13-poing demand, has sat for a discussion with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) authorities.

The meeting started at 9:30pm at BCB headquarters on Wednesday night.

Earlier, in the evening placing a 13-point demand afresh, striking Bangladeshi cricketers said they were ready to sit with the BCB to discuss their demands.

On behalf of the cricketers, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Mustafizur Rahman Khan came up with the information while briefing reporters after holding a meeting, attended by the cricketers at a city hotel.

Earlier, the BCB informed the media that they are up to talk to the cricketers to reach a solution.

The demands include a share from the profits of the BCB for them, immediate resignation of the president and secretary of Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB), returning to the previous model of the Dhaka League and the BPL from the next year, increasing the match fees in the first-class cricket to 1 lakh from present Tk 35,000, hiking the salaries of the national cricketers, local coaches, physios, trainers and groundsmen, arranging more domestic cricket events, fixing stable domestic calendar, clearing cricketers’ dues for the Dhaka League and ensuring cricketers’ opportunities to play more foreign leagues.

Prior to that, the cricketers on Monday placed an 11-point demand and announced that they will not take part in cricketing activities unless their demands were met.