BCB board meeting today

Sports Correspondent

15 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Cricket Board directors are expected to spend a busy time while trying to resolve some major issues during the board of directors meeting, scheduled today at BCB office in the capital.

While there will be several issues up in the table, BCB directors are expected to finalise the date and venue of their next Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the 10th board meeting of the current term.

BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon’s term is set to end in September this year and according to the constitution, the board must arrange the election within the next 45 days.

“There are four important agendas that include finalising the time and date of our next AGM,” BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus told The Daily Sun.

“We will assess the progress of Sheikh Hasina International Stadium as we are falling behind repeatedly because of the pandemic. We need to discuss our next plan of action through which we can expedite the work of the stadium. “We will settle the central contract of the cricketers,” he added.

Currently, a total of 17 cricketers are under the national central contract in both red and white-ball formats. National stalwart Shakib Al Hasan is expected to return to the new central contract as in the previous year, he served a one-year ban imposed by ICC.

According to the existing five categories, cricketers approximately get a monthly salary of USD 5000, USD 3750, USD 2500, USD 1875 and USD 1250 in A+, A, B, C and D categories respectively.

Jalal said that they will also discuss the upcoming ICC events in the next cycle.

Hosts for ICC events will not be determined through an open bidding process and instead will be selected by its board in the next rights cycle from 2023-2031 which had been approved by the global body of the sport recently.

The process of selecting hosts for men's events in the cycle includes the return of the Champions Trophy and an expanded 50-over World Cup and T20 World Cup - will begin this month and the host country will be determined by September.

 “We will discuss ICC events and choose among them that we would like to host,” said Jalal. BCB will also assess the performance of Bangladesh team management during the meeting as some of the foreign coach contracts are expected to end within the next couple of months.

BCB boss will also be eager to learn about the status of Dhaka Premier League after it turned out to be the major talking point following Shakib’s ugly behaviour towards the umpires during a match that left the board in huge embarrassment.