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Huda
July 10, 2012, 03:39 PM
Got this from pak passion just now:

Statment from FICA

FICA CONDEMNS BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE OVER CONTINUAL NON PAYMENT OF PLAYERS

The BPL ended more than four months ago.

At least 12 overseas players have not been paid their full dues, with the total outstanding sum being in excess of US$600,000.00.

In addition, the local Bangladeshi players have received, on average, less than 60% of their money with only 8 paid in full.

Not one player has received a tax certificate evidencing the proper payment of withholding tax to the Bangladeshi Revenue Authority despite the Franchises saying they have deducted this money (25% of salary).

Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) Chief Executive, Tim May, said: “Despite numerous private and public promises and assurances from the BPL, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and its President Mustafa Kamal hundreds of thousands of dollars are still owed to players from the BPL which was conducted in February this year.

“The Franchises and the Bangladesh Cricket Board have been in breach of contract for nearly two and a half months. We have given them every opportunity to settle these amounts and they have continually responded with a series of broken promises and empty public pronouncements.”

On April 30 - BCB Announced

"Bangladesh Premier League franchise owners have set a deadline of May 9 and May 31 for the clearance of payments for international and local cricketers respectively. The dates were decided in a meeting initiated by the Bangladesh Cricket Board between BCB president Mustafa Kamal and the franchise owners”

On June 9 - BCB President Mustafa Kamal said

“I have said it repeatedly that it is BCB's obligation that if any player is unpaid, the board will make the payments. I am reassuring that not a single player will go unpaid

We have said it before and I will repeat it now: the BCB will pay the foreign players if the franchises don't,"
Kamal said.

"The governing council has recommended to the BCB that, as guarantor, the board should clear the outstanding payments and the process should be initiated immediately,"

We have repeatedly tried to address this matter in a civil and private manner with BPL / BCB and we have given every chance possible for the franchises and BCB to make good the outstanding player payments and their obligations”

“Unfortunately, they have chosen over recent weeks to only settle a handful of the players’ outstanding sums

“It is obvious that the BPL Franchises and the BCB are either unable or unwilling to meet these financial obligations.

“FICA is left with no choice but to support the unpaid players in legal action against the Franchises and BCB in Bangladesh.

“It goes without saying that FICA will be strongly recommending to all players, both in and outside Bangladesh, that they should not contemplate participating in this tournament in the coming years.

“It’s vital for these fledgling events like the BPL to build up a landscape of trust and confidence with key stakeholders.

The actions of BPL and the BCB in response to the matter of these outstanding payments, has caused immense damage to the credibility of these two organisations and consequently the ability to attract
players to participate in future editions of the Event”

“They have no one to blame but themselves.

“The process of the payment of players has deteriorated into a joke and the unprofessionalism of its handling is massively short of that required standard of an ICC Full Member country.

Very bad news they are now advising players to boycott it, cannot see many international cricketers taking part in the next edition.

Zunaid
July 11, 2012, 12:41 AM
WTF are the BPL / BCB doing?

Here's from Sidney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/aussie-cricketer-unpaid-by-bangladesh-t20-20120711-21v4o.html

Aussie cricketer unpaid by Bangladesh T20


An Australian is among a dozen cricketers still waiting to be paid by the Bangladesh Premier League in a situation described as a "joke" by the international players' union.
Australians Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge and Shane Harwood played in February's inaugural Bangladesh Twenty20 competition, which owes some $US600,000 to a dozen internationals.
Organisers have also been accused of paying local Bangladeshi players less than 60 per cent of their entitled wages.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/aussie-cricketer-unpaid-by-bangladesh-t20-20120711-21v4o.html#ixzz20I1n0qz2

F6_Turbo
July 11, 2012, 01:34 AM
Well this is all rather depressing :(

At this rate, no one is going to come to the next edition. I don't care who is at fault now, just get these people their money!

Such a simple transaction...I provide a service and on completion I am to be paid for that service, only in Bangladesh can there be so much of a kerfuffle surrounding that.

Zunaid
July 11, 2012, 01:53 AM
Well this is all rather depressing :(

At this rate, no one is going to come to the next edition. I don't care who is at fault now, just get these people their money!

Such a simple transaction...I provide a service and on completion I am to be paid for that service, only in Bangladesh can there be so much of a kerfuffle surrounding that.

Off topic: First use of kerfuffle from a deshi ever that I have seen. I will see your kerfuffle and raise you the brouhaha that I used yesterday in some conversation. I almost used donnybrook.

On topic - my fear? We won't get big names next edition.

F6_Turbo
July 11, 2012, 02:42 AM
I love the word 'Kerfuffle', here's another word I use from time to time - Vicissitude

brouhaha :up:

Zunaid
July 11, 2012, 02:48 AM
Aaaah - shall we be talking about the vicissitudes of the BPL a couple of years from now? I love the word - I even remember the first time I used it (nerd alert). Was for an essay for 8th grade English class.

Jadukor
July 11, 2012, 03:33 AM
I have devised a solution to rescue the next edition. We just need to organize it at the Academy ground.. and change player names to Rokibul Gayle Hassan and Andre Naeem Islam.
As far as delayed payments goes I was always suspicious of the huge amount of money being thrown about at the auction. It seems my initial fears came true now. I am not surprised because on our day to day lives we also face the pain of getting money back from our deshi paonadars... the attitude is no different here.

BANFAN
July 11, 2012, 07:10 AM
BCB statement said a month back it was 200k or so, but these reports say something like 600k... What I don't understand why FICA makes such vague statements...?? BCB also said several times, give us the names... But they never give. In this report also they are exploring one Australan to make the number to be 12... Something is wrong some where. I just feel that FICA is carrying out organized propaganda to damage BPL. why they don't go to the court yet or make a more concrete statement with a list of unpaid players?

The elites Of cricket seems to be jealous of BPL's success... Some how does team may have any genetic connection to Goebles?

Jadukor
July 11, 2012, 10:57 AM
@Banfan if the players were paid and FICA is over reacting then we have nothing to worry about. The players who got paid would come back to play again and FICA also wouldn't have a case against BCB

playmaker
July 11, 2012, 12:25 PM
pathetic BCB should at least do something to pay the players at first. I dont care about whether BPL 2 is possible all i want is the image of our country to be saved

Night_wolf
July 11, 2012, 12:26 PM
Pocket e nai poisa r dam hake $700K 500K, Fokirer dol...Next time SLPL er moto $25000 $35000 dam hobe for sure

MohammedC
July 11, 2012, 01:30 PM
Alamgir also said that New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris' dues were transferred to another player's account by mistake.

Who is this lucky player scotty?

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/11/cricket-bangladesh-league-idUKL3E8IB1D220120711?rpc=401&feedType=RSS&feedName=cricketNews&rpc=401

TigerEz
July 11, 2012, 01:32 PM
BPL shuru howar agey ami jantam je ei rokom pacher modhe porte hobe r amader man shomman sob mati hoya jabe !!!!!!!!

MohammedC
July 11, 2012, 02:03 PM
BPL shuru howar agey ami jantam je ei rokom pacher modhe porte hobe r amader man shomman sob mati hoya jabe !!!!!!!!

At least you have an option of moving to India :-|

Ajfar
July 11, 2012, 02:33 PM
I think this is exactly the rrason why SL decided to go for budget. Franchises probably made the investments without thinking much and now they are thinking it was a bad idea and somehow trying to get away with it. Looks like next edition of BPL will be ruled by all the jodhu modhu players from our neighboring countries just like DPL.

cricheart
July 11, 2012, 06:00 PM
I'm amzed to see no one from locals opened up a voice on this issue. But FICA keep saying along with dozen other international players locals are not paid from the start of this alligation. If FICA put up a case in court before BPL 2nd season starts, its obvious that it will be the end of BPL. Instead of feeding info to FICA, Someone from the victims should do it soon for sure, ev1 cant be gutless here to speak up for truth! M Kamal ajke ache kalke thakbe na, kintu players association aar FICA thikee thakbe.

MohammedC
July 11, 2012, 06:13 PM
Australians Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge and Shane Harwood played in the Twenty20 competition. Hogg and Hodge were the Australian mainstays in the tournament, with Harwood injured in his second game.

The Australian Cricketers’ Association says either Hogg or Hodge hasn’t been paid.

“My understanding is that one of them has been paid and the other didn’t receive any payment,” Paul Marsh, the chief executive of the association, said on Wednesday, adding he didn’t want to name the unpaid player.

Hogg or Hodge

Unless one of them got paid twice Lol!!!

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120712/jsp/sports/story_15719396.jsp?

TigerEz
July 11, 2012, 07:23 PM
At least you have an option of moving to India :-|

True...if you want, i'll take you with me.:big_hug:

Jadukor
July 11, 2012, 10:21 PM
Dr. Younus ousting, Padma Bridge financing and now this... We are getting on to the world news for the wrong reasons these days.

BANFAN
July 12, 2012, 05:44 AM
@Banfan if the players were paid and FICA is over reacting then we have nothing to worry about. The players who got paid would come back to play again and FICA also wouldn't have a case against BCB

Yes, but we can't remain limited to those players....infact creating a negative image will close a lots of avenue for BPL. Not only players,... Even sponsors don't like to get affiliated to something with negative image... And players costs increase due to negative image and sponsor money reduces.... Bhai, it's an attack on multiple layers to stop bpl growing as a big league ...not so simple as getting the players who has been paid will come back... Getting player will never be much problem..it's the quality players...and most importantly money from the sponsors...

Well let's see, it may have an immediate effect, but if bcb is strong enough and sincere in coming years, I think Tim May ang gong will ultimately accept defeat. Don't give a chance to create any chaos...can bcb run it so efficiently..?? Let's see.

BANFAN
July 12, 2012, 05:45 AM
Dr. Younus ousting, Padma Bridge financing and now this... We are getting on to the world news for the wrong reasons these days.

:) we were always in news for wrong reasons...at least last 40 years.

Night_wolf
July 12, 2012, 08:54 AM
[বাংলা]RCB players in the lurch over payments[/বাংলা]

Several leading India and overseas players contracted to Royal Challengers Bangalore, including team captain Daniel Vettori, are awaiting the first instalment of their fees for the 2012 season. Australia allrounder Andrew McDonald is believed to be another player who has not been paid, along with some members of the support staff.

Though this is the first season that Royal Challengers have delayed on payments on this scale, the players affected are concerned by the lack of response from franchise officials to their queries. The news comes at a time when the Bangladesh Premier League is in the headlines for non-payment of salaries to its overseas players.

Franchise officials, including team director Siddhartha Mallya, did not respond to repeated requests over several days by ESPNcricinfo for comments on the issue.

The development coincides with the well-documented financial difficulties being faced by the UB group, the franchise owners. Royal Challengers Bangalore are owned by businessman Vijay Mallya through UB Sports Pvt Ltd, a group subsidiary. In recent months, Mallya's airline, Kingfisher Airlines, has been found to be in debt of $1.3b. Recent rumours of the sale of the team's stake have been denied by the UB Group, with a spokesman saying: "There is no question of a stake sale in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team."

The players affected include those from India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. It is believed that Chris Gayle, though, has been paid his contracted amount. "Gayle is looked after separately," Royal Challengers player said.

Under every identical tri-partite IPL contract, signed between the player, the franchise and the IPL, clause 1.a.i (which covers the schedule of payments) spells out the payment break-up: the player receives 15% of his fee for the season by April 1 (before the IPL or early into it), 50% by May 1 (during the IPL or towards its end), 20% after the Champions League T20 and the remaining 15% by December 1. As of today, Royal Challengers has not met this schedule, with several players still owed 65% of the fee owed to them, nor has it provided any explanation for the delay. It is understood the players emailed the management after the season finished in May, but did not receive a straightforward response.

Heath Mills, the chief of the New Zealand Players Cricket Association (NZPCA), said he'd heard about the delay from Vettori on Monday. "It's disappointing that some of the players have not been paid to date. We hope they are paid before this issue becomes more serious. It really isn't right that people are not paid for work they have already completed, and I can't imagine anyone in any workplace environment being overly happy about that."

"Nobody has come back to us, to let us know what is going on," a player said, under the condition of anonymity. "The people, at the moment, are in the dark. Normally there are one or two cases of delayed payments that we have seen in the previous seasons."

Some players are known to have written even to the Royal Challengers' head coach Ray Jennings, who was unavailable for comment. The players just want to know what the problem is; a clear response will leave them much more comfortable. "There must be a problem. But I need to have awareness of the problem," another player said. "We are adult enough to understand if there is a problem, that is fine, but we have to see how we resolve the issue from here."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/572071.html

looks like this is spreading like virus

Jadukor
July 12, 2012, 09:02 AM
why isn't FICA concerned about those players? Someone should ask Tim May

F6_Turbo
July 12, 2012, 12:07 PM
Bangladesh
Pays
Late

:(

Stupid BPL...I could have done the same for the IPL.

TigerEz
July 12, 2012, 12:10 PM
^^ You kinda can say that for IPL.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/572071.html

RCB players in the lurch over payments

F6_Turbo
July 12, 2012, 12:21 PM
^^ You kinda can say that for IPL.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/572071.html

RCB players in the lurch over payments

Bhaia - that's exactly what I meant....

'I could have done the same for the IPL' - but laughing at them makes no sense now, it would be like the pot calling the kettle black also the link you provided, the article is posted 3 posts up.

TigerEz
July 12, 2012, 12:21 PM
oops...sorry bhai

Zunaid
July 12, 2012, 12:22 PM
oops...sorry bhai

Read your signature.

TigerEz
July 12, 2012, 12:25 PM
OK...didnt notice that the news was up there already.

Zunaid
July 12, 2012, 12:26 PM
OK...didnt notice that the news was up there already.

Moral of the story?

TigerEz
July 12, 2012, 12:28 PM
Freaking think for a second before u dump the garbage from your head in this forum! And also take a look at the previous post before you post.

BANFAN
July 12, 2012, 06:37 PM
why isn't FICA concerned about those players? Someone should ask Tim May

IPL had these payment issues from the beginning. But he doesn't want to set his own house on fire.... :)

He isn't being able to digest that BPL is becoming a successful tournament... But I'm sure that he will turn into a joke himself if BCB can continue to hold on to BPL successfully. He is clearly having an agenda...

BANFAN
July 12, 2012, 06:38 PM
Moral of the story?

Class nie fallen to..

TigerEz please remit your tuition ...:)

roman
July 12, 2012, 07:13 PM
http://www.shamokal.com/

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cricheart
July 13, 2012, 04:04 AM
^
omg. egula usd?!! such a long list also! source please.

Ian Pont
July 14, 2012, 01:19 AM
I have to say we cannot move on until all payments are cleared for ALL players and staff. It doesn't matter how much people are owed there is a legitimate claim from very many people involved with the BPL.

Everyone has been patient and quiet waiting for the money to be cleared. FICA has been applying diplomatic pressure to get this resolved and they have been acting on behalf of the many foreign players and staff still waiting for their contracted money.

People are starting to see that much is owed and despite claims, locals and foreigners remain unpaid and contracts are uncleared.

In life, it's easy to say what you are going to do, but what matters is what you actually do. Reputations are at stake here. Time will tell if the current situation has destroyed the credibility of many involved.

Jadukor
July 14, 2012, 01:34 AM
This is just sad. If paying such sums of money was a problem then why even try to emulate the IPL auction system? They could have set player prices to a level that was financially feasible. I wonder if BPL even had a business plan before launching the tournament. If you do a business plan properly all the financial aspects of it would have been thoroughly assessed and outlined. At this stage BCB should simply pay off the remaining payments and force the franchises to pay off to BCB

Tigers_eye
July 14, 2012, 01:35 AM
Coach, did you receive your full share? Simple 'yes' or 'no' would be fine.

Tigers_eye
July 14, 2012, 01:39 AM
Where is the petition guy? Sign me in.Start writing to the dailies.

Ian Pont
July 14, 2012, 01:45 AM
Coach, did you receive your full share? Simple 'yes' or 'no' would be fine.

No, I have not received my full contracted amount.

cricheart
July 14, 2012, 05:51 AM
FICA and BPL mud-slinging goes on

Federation of International Cricketers Associations chief executive officer Tim May has refuted the allegations that his organisation has an intention of destroying future editions of the Bangladesh Premier League.
The BPL governing council chairman Gazi Ashraf Hossain recently alleged FICA, specially its CEO May, having a vested interest and therefore issuing various statements that have very little substance.
BPL officials also accused May of exaggerating the unpaid amount of foreign players saying that only a handful number of players are yet to be paid fully and that too because of some disputes over players’ injury and bonus payments.
While May claimed BPL franchises owe nearly $600,000, the tournament officials said the amount is no more than $70,000. May termed BPL officials’ recent statement as total nonsense and a deliberate attempt to divert the attention.
‘I have noted that the chairman of the BPL has come out with some words to the effect that only an amount of $70k is owed to players from the inaugural BPL event,’ May said in a statement on Friday.
‘He also alleges that FICA has some plot to destroy the event.
‘This is a total nonsense and a shallow and deliberate action of BPL to take attention away from a BPL administration that is clearly either out of its depth or completely oblivious to the facts of the situation.
‘FICAs sole objective is to ensure BPL and franchises act in accordance with the agreements that they have entered.
‘Under those agreements, the franchises and the BCB (in its capacity as guarantor of player payments) owe a number of players, both foreign and domestic, hundreds of thousands of dollars.
‘They continue to disregard these agreements and to attempt to divert attention from their lack of action, they choose to feed media blatant lies and defamatory accusations about FICAs intentions,’ he said.
May added FICAs intentions are simple - to ensure that the franchises and BCB honor their obligations.
‘FICA has no motive whatsoever in bringing about the demise of the BPL,’ he said.
‘We are not politically motivated - Bangladesh players are members of FICA - and a well run BPL is obviously of benefit to all, particularly Bangladesh players.
‘Why on earth would we mount a campaign that will work against our members’ interests?
‘Our simple obligation to players is to ensure that they are paid as their employment contracts state and to provide advice going forward to players as to the relative risks entering into various events, whether those risks be financial, safety or corruption.
‘We make such recommendations free of fear, favour or discrimination.
‘FICA, players and their managers have tried for months to work with the franchises, BPL and BCB to address this matter.
‘Players and their managers simply have got tired of the endless string of broken promises and excuses provided by these administrators.
‘The irrefutable fact is that hundreds of thousands of dollars are still owed to overseas players and hundreds of thousands more to the local players.
‘Any actions that are contributing to the downfall of the BPL are solely those actions of some of the franchise owners, BPL and BCB,’ May said.

source (http://www.newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2012-07-14&nid=16993)

Ajfar
July 14, 2012, 08:55 AM
Typical Bangladeshi attitude. Rather than fixing the issue at hand, our president is pointing finger at FICA. How dare they complain about this. BPL happenened four months ago and they are still in the process of figuring out the details regarding players injury and bonuses?

playmaker
July 15, 2012, 01:33 PM
I think this is baseless blaming the BPL. What FICA is doing theyve got every right because simply our franchises have failed to pay. Just imagine, you do all the hardwork and its been like 5 months since youve done the job and u still havent been paid. Thats something that really hurts a player and he will start to lose interest in doing the job again.

You know why we bangalis are so behind everything, we keep blaming others and in the process try to cover up ourselves. For example: I see journalists bashing politicians in every possible way for getting involved in corruption.........and at the same time politicians cursing the same journalisms for yellow journalism

Now I know why we suck

Ian Pont
July 15, 2012, 02:17 PM
I think this is baseless blaming the BPL. What FICA is doing theyve got every right because simply our franchises have failed to pay. Just imagine, you do all the hardwork and its been like 5 months since youve done the job and u still havent been paid. Thats something that really hurts a player and he will start to lose interest in doing the job again.

You know why we bangalis are so behind everything, we keep blaming others and in the process try to cover up ourselves. For example: I see journalists bashing politicians in every possible way for getting involved in corruption.........and at the same time politicians cursing the same journalisms for yellow journalism

Now I know why we suck

The saying is, "where there is no blame, there is no shame". People who do not admit their mistakes never feel ashamed about their performance. The same is true of cricket as in life.

It is only when those who have responsibility take it, man up and admit problems, that we will see mutual respect and trust. After all, if you cannot trust, what else is left?

reyme
July 17, 2012, 07:33 PM
BPL foreign players’ payments turns into fiasco

David Bergman and Atif Azam


The payment of wages and financial expenses amounting to over $4,10,000 to 12 of the 46 international players who took part in the Bangladesh Premier League earlier this year is in total confusion.
Interviews with officials over the past two days from the BPL’s governing council, the franchise team owners, and player representatives show that little agreement exists about whether payments have been made or indeed in some cases how much these players should be paid.
Whilst franchise owners are claiming that payments to many of these players have been made, players’ representatives deny it. One agent of the players has gone so far as to claim that one franchise owner ‘had reneged on promises… and [was] playing people for fools.’
The disclosure of the current fiasco comes a week after the Federation of International Cricketers Association had issued a press release which claimed that Bangladesh franchise holders still owed a total of $600,000 to 12 foreign players none of whom were named.
In response, Serajuddin Mohmamed Alamgir, the secretary to the BPL governing council, told journalists that only about $75,000 was owed to foreign players.
Late last week, New Age managed to obtain the names of the 12 players on FICA’s list and since then has been in contact with all the relevant parties.
On Monday evening, Mohammed Alamgir told New Age that three players from the SQ Sports owned Chittagong Kings — Kevin Cooper and Dwayne Bravo from the West Indies and the Zimbabwean Brendan Taylor — had been paid a total of $53,000 and that their agent, ‘Eddie,’ had confirmed payment by e-mail.
The next morning, however, Tim May, FICA’s chief executive, said that he had just been in contact with the players’ ‘manager’ who had
told him that no money had been received in the players’ accounts.
In addition, he said that Bravo was owed $80,000, not the $30,000 that Alamgir stated.
Eddie, who said that he was only the agent of two of the players, refused to comment but added that he had a ‘good relationship’ with the Chittagong franchise.
The agent was, however, less polite about the Europa Group which owns the franchise to Dhaka Gladiators. He said that the franchise ‘had stopped communicating, reneged on promises and try to play people for fools by showing bank transfer sheets but refusing to show an actual statement with the money leaving the account.’
Keiron Pollard helped Dhaka Gladiators to win the trophy with his explosive all-round play.
The BPL governing council secretary told New Age that the franchise holder had shown him documents showing that a payment of $100,000 had been made from an HSBC bank in Malaysia.
Shihab Hossain Chowdhury, a director of the Europa Group, however, contradicted the governing council secretary. ‘I have not been able to make the payment as the bank created some difficulties and the government did not allow payment,’ he said.
FICA’s Tim May confirmed to New Age that no payment had been received and claimed that the player was is, in fact, owed around $150,000.
The other eight players who claim they have not been fully paid are the West Indian Marlon Samuels ($51,000), the South African Herschelle Gibbs ($30,000), the Pakistani Azhar Mahmood ($27,500), the New Zealander Scott Styris ($13,500), the Canadian Rizwan Cheema ($11,000) the Irishman Niell O’Brien (about $19,500), the Dutchman Alexie Karvezee ($5,000) and the Australian Brad Hodge ($3,000).
Sylhet Royals, Duronto Rajshai, and Khulna Royal Bengals are also involved in these disputes.
The only franchise holder which has no disputes with the players is Barisal Burners.
According to one players’ representative, the Bangladesh team franchises promised to pay 75 per cent of the fees midway through the tournament and the remaining 25 per cent within 40 days of the BPL final.

reyme
July 17, 2012, 07:34 PM
^Source: New Age

I wonder how long will it take to end this...

reyme
July 17, 2012, 07:37 PM
Next Time, BCB should collect all the money ahead of the tournament from the francises, otherwise we might lose interest from Star Players. As PAK players getting nods from IPL6, BPL is already under tremendous pressure...

Ian Pont
July 18, 2012, 01:33 AM
BPL foreign players’ payments turns into fiasco

David Bergman and Atif Azam


The payment of wages and financial expenses amounting to over $4,10,000 to 12 of the 46 international players who took part in the Bangladesh Premier League earlier this year is in total confusion.
Interviews with officials over the past two days from the BPL’s governing council, the franchise team owners, and player representatives show that little agreement exists about whether payments have been made or indeed in some cases how much these players should be paid.
Whilst franchise owners are claiming that payments to many of these players have been made, players’ representatives deny it. One agent of the players has gone so far as to claim that one franchise owner ‘had reneged on promises… and [was] playing people for fools.’
The disclosure of the current fiasco comes a week after the Federation of International Cricketers Association had issued a press release which claimed that Bangladesh franchise holders still owed a total of $600,000 to 12 foreign players none of whom were named.
In response, Serajuddin Mohmamed Alamgir, the secretary to the BPL governing council, told journalists that only about $75,000 was owed to foreign players.
Late last week, New Age managed to obtain the names of the 12 players on FICA’s list and since then has been in contact with all the relevant parties.
On Monday evening, Mohammed Alamgir told New Age that three players from the SQ Sports owned Chittagong Kings — Kevin Cooper and Dwayne Bravo from the West Indies and the Zimbabwean Brendan Taylor — had been paid a total of $53,000 and that their agent, ‘Eddie,’ had confirmed payment by e-mail.
The next morning, however, Tim May, FICA’s chief executive, said that he had just been in contact with the players’ ‘manager’ who had
told him that no money had been received in the players’ accounts.
In addition, he said that Bravo was owed $80,000, not the $30,000 that Alamgir stated.
Eddie, who said that he was only the agent of two of the players, refused to comment but added that he had a ‘good relationship’ with the Chittagong franchise.
The agent was, however, less polite about the Europa Group which owns the franchise to Dhaka Gladiators. He said that the franchise ‘had stopped communicating, reneged on promises and try to play people for fools by showing bank transfer sheets but refusing to show an actual statement with the money leaving the account.’
Keiron Pollard helped Dhaka Gladiators to win the trophy with his explosive all-round play.
The BPL governing council secretary told New Age that the franchise holder had shown him documents showing that a payment of $100,000 had been made from an HSBC bank in Malaysia.
Shihab Hossain Chowdhury, a director of the Europa Group, however, contradicted the governing council secretary. ‘I have not been able to make the payment as the bank created some difficulties and the government did not allow payment,’ he said.
FICA’s Tim May confirmed to New Age that no payment had been received and claimed that the player was is, in fact, owed around $150,000.
The other eight players who claim they have not been fully paid are the West Indian Marlon Samuels ($51,000), the South African Herschelle Gibbs ($30,000), the Pakistani Azhar Mahmood ($27,500), the New Zealander Scott Styris ($13,500), the Canadian Rizwan Cheema ($11,000) the Irishman Niell O’Brien (about $19,500), the Dutchman Alexie Karvezee ($5,000) and the Australian Brad Hodge ($3,000).
Sylhet Royals, Duronto Rajshai, and Khulna Royal Bengals are also involved in these disputes.
The only franchise holder which has no disputes with the players is Barisal Burners.
According to one players’ representative, the Bangladesh team franchises promised to pay 75 per cent of the fees midway through the tournament and the remaining 25 per cent within 40 days of the BPL final.

It also fails to mention that many Dhaka coaching staff are missing payments as well. Expenses remain missing in some cases, too.

Jadukor
July 18, 2012, 05:47 AM
The Governing Council need to disqualify the Franchises that fails to pay for the next edition.
BCB should collect a franchisee fee from all the franchises upfront before starting the tournament which could act as the security money in case this sort of scenario happens.

Tigers_eye
August 25, 2012, 10:29 PM
So what is the latest news? Paid in full or still unpaid? I thought BCB took over to pay everyone!!

Zunaid
August 25, 2012, 10:43 PM
No new noise from FICA. I'm assuming that they've cleared their dues now.

While their front page still lists the June press release when they initiated their legal proceedings, their current issues section does not list BPL as an issue.

http://www.thefica.com/en/current-issues

This is their list. Note the last item.

Measures to Address Corruption in Cricket
Future Tours Program Post 2012
Security
ICC Governance Structure
Recovery of Player Payments from Indian Cricket League

Nadim
October 18, 2012, 04:20 PM
List of players yet to receive full BPL payment

Dhaka Gladiators: Mohammad Ashraful, Nazmul Hossain, Elias Sunny, Dhiman Ghosh, Anamul Haque, Mehrab Hossain Jr, Nazimuddin, Kieron Pollard, Azhar Mahmood, Alexei Kervezee, Darren Stevens

Chittagong Kings: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Enamul Haq Jr, Jahurul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Muttiah Muralitharan

Sylhet Royals: Alok Kapali, Nayeem Islam, Imrul Kayes, Suvagoto Hom Chowdhury, Arafat Salahuddin, Noor Hossain, Talha Jubair, Nabil Samad

Duronto Rajshahi: Mushfiqur Rahim, Junaid Siddique, Syed Rasel, Saqlain Sajib, Ariful Haq, Mizanur Rahman, Asif Ahmed, Mukhtar Ali, Sabbir Rahman, Monir Hossain

Barisal Burners: Shariar Nafees, Swarwardi Shuvo, Mominul Haq, Alauddin Babu, Shohag Gazi, Mohammad Mithun Ali, Farhad Hossain, Nazmul Hossain

Khulna Royal Bengals: Dollar Mahmud, Sahagir Hossain, Marshall Ayub, Nasir Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shahadat hossain, Myshukur Rahman, Niall O'Brien, Herschelle Gibbs

++++++++
http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/587252.html


Basically all the home grown players didn't get their payment:smh:
BPL 2 gonna flop. hope i'm wrong :ohno:

Gowza
October 18, 2012, 04:58 PM
guess everyone involved in the teams aside from the players and coaches were just looking at some short term gain because if they think that not paying 54 players still so long after the tournament is ok then they can't be expecting anything to come from BPL 2.

cricheart
October 18, 2012, 05:43 PM
CWAB should step up now, better boycott the WIndies series & BPL2;
Must file a case against BCB at court as well.

Ajfar
October 18, 2012, 08:27 PM
Our ex president managed to kiss a%% and make his way up to the vice president position in ICC but couldn't make sure players get paid after talking all big. No international stars will show up to play in BPL 2. It's not worth the hassle for international players. Local players have no choice, they are at the mercy of these teams and off course BCB didn't do anything about it. Right at the beginning when teams started throwing money all around during auction, I kept on wondering where are all these money's coming from. Will these teams actually pay up, or this is just some sort of popularity contest for them. From what it looks like it will end up looking like PCL/DPL, where all Pak/Ind/SL domestic no name players show up to play and not to mention perform well above some of our players.

Maysun
October 19, 2012, 03:03 AM
This is absolutely ridiculous and shambolic. After FICA's involvement and pursuit, I thought it would be just a handful of players who were yet to get paid. But, this? :smh:

BPL 2 shouldn't be staged until all the screws are tightened by the BCB. First and foremost, BCB should stick to their damn words. October 20 should be the last deadline. If the players aren't paid in full, dissolve the franchise. No mercy, whatsoever. Don't spare them even if it's $1 owed.

firstlane
October 19, 2012, 09:06 AM
We should stop dreaming about participating in CL if this is the case.

Ian Pont
October 19, 2012, 10:04 AM
This is absolutely ridiculous and shambolic. After FICA's involvement and pursuit, I thought it would be just a handful of players who were yet to get paid. But, this? :smh:

BPL 2 shouldn't be staged until all the screws are tightened by the BCB. First and foremost, BCB should stick to their damn words. October 20 should be the last deadline. If the players aren't paid in full, dissolve the franchise. No mercy, whatsoever. Don't spare them even if it's $1 owed.

You got that 100% correct.

The massive, unseen damage to bangladesh Cricket and the reputation of the BCB grows each day the contracts remain breached.

The BCB/BPL GC risk being seen as toothless and incapable of running a bath.

I am in full support of Bangladesh Cricket and always have been, however, keeping promises, legal obligations and general professional courtesy is a minimum requirement.

If the BPL GC are GENUINE about non-paying franchises, they would scrap them and start again.

Crisis
October 19, 2012, 05:17 PM
There goes BPL 2. Should have known that companies in our country are incapable , lazy and a bunch of liars. :facepalm:

zinatf
October 24, 2012, 11:22 PM
Looks like DG and DR have to pay NOW otherwise everything's been put on hold atm....

http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_10_25/content_zoom/2012_10_25_18_5_b.jpg

Maysun
October 25, 2012, 05:47 AM
Just terminate the damn franchises. How many deadlines do they want?

Naimul_Hd
October 25, 2012, 08:54 AM
Just terminate the damn franchises. How many deadlines do they want?

BCB has suspended all the activities of both DG and Duronto Rajshahi. However, they have chance to get things back if they are able to clear all the payment before 1 nov 12.

[বাংলা]দুরন্ত রাজশাহী ও ঢাকা গ্ল্যাডিয়েটরসের মালিকানা স্থগিত! (http://www.banglanews24.com/detailsnews.php?nssl=59db3b123e4a352547205fa6b6210 243&nttl=20121025120658147610)

বাংলাদেশ প্রিমিয়ার লিগ (বিপিএল)’র দল দুরন্ত রাজশাহী ও ঢাকা গ্ল্যাডিয়েটরসের মালিকানা স্থগিত করার সিদ্ধান্ত হয়েছে। খেলোয়াড়দের বকেয়া, বিসিবি ও গেম ওনের পাওনা পরিশোধ না করায় তাদের ব্যাপারে এই সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ড (বিসিবি)।

বিসিবির নির্ভরযোগ্য সূত্র বাংলানিউজকে জানিয়েছে, বুধবার বিসিবির মুলতবি সভায় বিপিএল ইস্যু আলোচনায় এলে পরিচালকদের পক্ষ থেকে দুরন্ত রাজশাহী ও ঢাকা গ্ল্যাডিয়েটরসের বিরুদ্ধে অভিযোগ তোলা হয়। বিসিবি সভাপতি তখন ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজি দুটির মালিকানা স্থগিতের সিদ্ধান্ত দেন।[/বাংলা]

Maysun
October 25, 2012, 10:35 AM
^ yes. But why the leniency and another deadline? The last deadline should have been the FINAL ultimatum. :-|

BANFAN
October 25, 2012, 12:20 PM
^ yes. But why the leniency and another deadline? The last deadline should have been the FINAL ultimatum. :-|

Because they are also scared to not to get another franchisee soon. BCB should clear it off and solve the issues internally, without making much noise. Take strong actions after the second BPL, if there is any issue, so they will have enough time to arrange a new franchisee.

cricheart
November 1, 2012, 08:57 AM
BCB has suspended all the activities of both DG and Duronto Rajshahi. However, they have chance to get things back if they are able to clear all the payment before 1 nov 12.

Any update on this?

Naimul_Hd
November 1, 2012, 09:10 AM
Any update on this?

[বাংলা]খেলোয়াড়দের সম্মানী পরিশোধ না করায় ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজিগুল র সঙ্গে চুক্তি করতে পারছে না বিসিবি। গত ২০ অক্টোবর তাদের শেষ সময় দিলেও তাতে কোন লাভ হয়নি। একটি ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজিও তাদের খেলোয়াড়দের শতভাগ সম্মানী দেয়নি। এনিয়ে গত ২১ ও ২৪ অক্টোবরের বোর্ড সভায় বিস্তর আলোচনা হয়। গত ২৪ তারিখ দুটি ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজি দুরন্ত রাজশাহী ও ঢাকা গ্ল্যাডিয়েটরসের কার্যক্রমও স্থগিত করেছে বিসিবি। এই দুটি ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজির বিরুদ্ধে আগের সিদ্ধান্ত বহাল থাকবে বলে জানালেন জালাল ইউনুস, ‘যাদের কার্যক্রম স্থগিত করা হয়েছে তা বহাল থাকবে। তবে তাদের কাছে যা জিজ্ঞাসাবাদ করার তা করবে কমিটি।’

বিপিএলের এই দুটি দলের কার্যক্রম স্থগিতের কারণ সম্পর্কে মিডিয়া কমিটির চেয়াম্যান বললেন, ‘এই দুটো ফ্র্যাঞ্চাইজির পেমেন্ট অন্যদের থেকে অনেক কম। সেজন্য আমরা কার্যক্রম স্থগিত করেছি।’

যদিও গত ২৪ অক্টোবর ঢাকা গ্ল্যাডিয়েটরস তাদের খেলোয়াড়দের পারিশ্রমিক শোধ করেছেন চেকের মাধ্যমে। প্রত্যেক খেলোয়াড়কে ৮ ও ২৯ নভেম্বরের চেক দিয়েছে। কাগজে কলমে ঢাকা গ্ল্যাডিয়েটরস এখন তাদের খেলোয়াড়দের বকেয়া পরিশোধ দেখালেও দেখাতে পারবে। কিন্তু দুরন্ত রাজশাহী আগের মতোই চলছে। [/বাংলা]

source (http://www.banglanews24.com/detailsnews.php?nssl=44a408f3f3b80dc55ac021b42b6cd cdc&nttl=20121101075918148576)