Cricketers to receive pay cut in DPL

Sports Correspondent

27 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The cricketers of the Dhaka Premier League earning over Tk 10 lakh will have a 20 percent pay cut in the upcoming edition of the tournament.

Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis, a wing of BCB entrusted with the duty of hosting Dhaka club based leagues, recently had a meeting with the participant clubs and decided to make the move to reduce the financial burden of the clubs as they are having financial issues during the time of corona.

CCDM officials told The Daily Sun that the cricketers have agreed to the pay cut.

“We have spoken with the cricketers and they are ready to accept it,” CCDM Member Secretary Ali Hossain said.

BCB earlier stated that DPL, the traditional Dhaka club-based tournament, will make a fresh start on May 31, which was earlier postponed after the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

The 2019-20 season’s League was postponed on March 19 last year after just one completed round and now the tournament will be played in a T20 format instead of the usual 50 over-format.

Several clubs have already started their preparation for the tournament despite national cricketers are currently busy with their ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.

The players and coaches of participating clubs will stay at three different hotels in the capital – Amari Dhaka, The Westin Dhaka and Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka during the tournament while they will undergo the Covid-19 test from today.