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shuziburo
January 31, 2013, 09:38 AM
CI reports: "Unpaid fees and broken promises could lead to a players' boycott of the Bangladesh Premier League, Tim May has warned. May, the chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has revealed that "many" overseas players involved in the BPL remain unpaid and that players' patience with the organisers has worn thin."

Full report here (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-premier-league-2013/content/story/602823.html).

shuziburo
January 31, 2013, 09:40 AM
Haven't the owners and BCB learned nothing from the BPL 1's payment fiasco? Isn't BCB supposed to assure that payments are made on time for BPL 2? Really frustrating!!!!!

AsifTheManRahman
January 31, 2013, 10:10 AM
Howe jabe, kore felbo, peye jaben. Mathay baaj ta jokhon porbe tokhon bujhbe, taar aagey no tension.

Naimul_Hd
January 31, 2013, 10:37 AM
'Agey boycott koruk, tarpor chinta koira dekhum taka diya heder abar anum kina. Timtam beta tao na...beshi chillaye. Arey taka niye ki amra bhaige jaitechi..achi to Bangladesh ei, bhaige ar jamu koi' !!!

------- Jonoik BPL Franchisee mohodoy !

MohammedC
January 31, 2013, 10:48 AM
"Truth be told, I am not confident about payment. If I say I am confident, I might not get paid, and if I say I won't get paid, they may clear the payment."

Commented by Abdur Razzak

roman
January 31, 2013, 10:52 AM
Don't understand Why the players are still playing. I can't wait for the players to boycott actually. This hopefully will give a nice kick to BCB's behind and will learn how to sort things out

al Furqaan
January 31, 2013, 11:15 AM
These BCB and BPL scumbags are all the same. What a corrupt and worthless nation we are!

MohammedC
January 31, 2013, 11:18 AM
These BCB and BPL scumbags are all the same. What a corrupt and worthless nation we are!

:shh: Asaad bhai stop telling the truth. Think about the reputation of our country #Dhamachapa

shakibrulz
January 31, 2013, 11:29 AM
What an effing joke. BCB is absolutely pathetic.

Max100
January 31, 2013, 12:05 PM
That means no one will trust bangladesh anymore. Pathetic bcb. What abt bcb's bank guarantee

Matribhasha
January 31, 2013, 06:17 PM
These foreign players should be lucky they laid foot on the Golden soil that is Bangladesh. Where else would they have played instead - PPL ? Here they lose a paymet or two, there, they would have lost a life or two. Let them play a few seasons over, and then perhaps might we consider some. Preposterous !! They should be lucky BCB has given them a platform to showcase their "talents" and "worth."

NoName
January 31, 2013, 10:33 PM
Losing a life or two? O_o

One World
February 2, 2013, 03:11 AM
What is Andrew smoking, does cricinfo pay extra for enforced sport humor that makes you go :puke:

http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/thelonghandle/archives/2013/02/the_charming_amateurism_of_the.php

Rabz
February 2, 2013, 04:21 AM
^^ Well, we just have to create havoc at CI centre with relentless comments about Shah's mishap.

Zunaid
February 2, 2013, 05:10 AM
Let not one stupid Shah be used as an excuse to hide the fundamental problem under the rug. Why not also relentless comments at the BPL franchises and the BCB to fix their sh!t?

cricheart
February 2, 2013, 06:30 AM
It’s a delicate business.
The BCB also has a few tricks up their sleeve. Stage one is to swear blind that they definitely posted the money last Wednesday and the post office must have lost it. Stage two is to explain that they are having temporary cash-flow problems but they’re waiting for a rather large postal order from the chairman’s great aunt and when that arrives, everything will be rosy. Stage three is to hide money sacks in various locations around Dhaka and send Abdur (Razzak) and chums on a treasure hunt, though only one sack has any money in it.


Looks like a humor made from a Brit bitterness of jealousy. Calling Owais Shah is now a pioneer, a trailblazer, a CB fryer etc and giving full credit to BCB for defining this professonalism standard. I'm neither amused with condiment in it nor feeling bad for any three (Shah, BCB, critics) parties here. IMO Its just a very bad taali by cricinfo on a very bad gaali.

Rabz
February 2, 2013, 06:40 AM
Because, Zunaid bhai, it is not a simple matter of self-righteous pure black and white. There are many shades of grey in it. At the end of the day, this is our league and we are the ones who would have to defend it. Yes, there are issues that still needs to be resolved and we hope it does by the end of it, but a premature provocation was not called for.

There are many, infact countless plenty, who wouldn't hesitate to take a jab at us even at the slightest of errors. The payment issue is not unique to BPL and happens to even the more fancier leagues around the world. Its just that we are a weak cricketing nation and it is easier to get away by bad mouthing us.

If your family member does something wrong, you may discuss that amongst your other family members and make the guilty party understand or even punish him/her so that they learn. But you dont go around your neighbourhood telling everyone how bad your sibling/children has become and you have had enough of it. If your mate gets into a fight, you dont wait on the side judging who was right or wrong to begin with, you just jump right in and rescue him first. Then you deal with him on your own.

Same way, if we Bangladeshis go around commenting on CI about the way we are being frustrated with the mismanagement, it is only going to fuel further negative comments that will fly in from all over the world and only going to make it difficult for us in the long run. It is only going to serve folks like Tim May more ammo to discard our league.

If the players werent paid in full, guys like Hodge and Azhar Mahmood would not have come back to play the 2nd season. Despite the early hiccup of BPL 2, the tournament is going stronger by the day and the immediate impact is also visible in pages like CI where they started to give running commentary ball by ball under BPL banner and not Bangladesh domestic, something they haven't done even for BBL.

As long as Bangladesh name is tagged to it, I'll defend it to the outside world no matter what.
I'll beat up the cr@p out of my brother if I have to, but I won't let anyone touch him, no matter what.

At the end of the day, this is our own and we are the ones who have to defend.

Zunaid
February 2, 2013, 06:43 AM
So what have you done so far to beat the crap out if your brothers BPL Islam and BCBul Islam.

ankur86
February 2, 2013, 08:25 AM
Rabz, good post. bpl has too many fans the stadiums are full. still some people want to stop it.

shuziburo
February 2, 2013, 08:37 AM
Andrew Hughes adds his two cents in The charming amateurism of the Bangladesh board (http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/thelonghandle/archives/2013/02/the_charming_amateurism_of_the.php).

But, then Shah confirmed the BCB story, Owais Shah owns up to payment gaffe (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-premier-league-2013/content/story/603100.html). I hope that the payment issues no longer arise.

cricheart
February 2, 2013, 08:45 AM
Wonderful heart-pleasing post Rabz bhai.:clap:

betaar
February 2, 2013, 01:40 PM
Let not one stupid Shah be used as an excuse to hide the fundamental problem under the rug. Why not also relentless comments at the BPL franchises and the BCB to fix their sh!t?

Exactly.

Shah being a Brit with Pak blood may have acted prematurely but we all know where BCB's competency stands. Just because Shah's payment delay was an admin mishap it does not hide all the other intentional delays, later followed by the lies, of the franchise owners. A well planned tournament management would have prevented all of these incidents and save our face to world that was waiting with knives to butcher our country's reputation.

Nocturnal
February 3, 2013, 06:32 AM
Rabz bhai - Thank You. Very good post.

shuziburo
February 3, 2013, 08:35 AM
If BCB were smart, they would first clean up their act and then heavily promote themselves using the Shah incident.

shafayeen
February 3, 2013, 05:53 PM
Rabz Bhai, that was an amazing post :clap:

Zobair
February 3, 2013, 08:07 PM
Your sentiment and zeal is noble but, with all due respect, misplaced.

The fact is, there is only a small community of elite cricketers and they communicate with each other. If they get their money on time and get treated fairly, there is nothing to worry about! No amount of media will stop players coming to our league if the players are reassured by fellow cricketers who participated, as you rightly pointed out. Money talks! People who exaggerate or falsify stories will lose credibility over time.

So let's keep things simple. Let's keep the leaders/management honest. Report the truth. Reporting the truth will also let us look out for the interest of those who have no 'voice' (upcoming local cricketers who have too much to lose from speaking out). Honest criticism will keep the stakeholders on their toes and that can only be good for the future of this league.

The only quick and real antidote is to fix the problem. No criticism will have any genuine traction if there is no problem.

Talking about 'grey' areas is a slippery slope to mediocrity and that should be unacceptable to the well wishers of our cricket.






Because, Zunaid bhai, it is not a simple matter of self-righteous pure black and white. There are many shades of grey in it. At the end of the day, this is our league and we are the ones who would have to defend it. Yes, there are issues that still needs to be resolved and we hope it does by the end of it, but a premature provocation was not called for.

...

If the players werent paid in full, guys like Hodge and Azhar Mahmood would not have come back to play the 2nd season. Despite the early hiccup of BPL 2, the tournament is going stronger by the day and the immediate impact is also visible in pages like CI where they started to give running commentary ball by ball under BPL banner and not Bangladesh domestic, something they haven't done even for BBL.

As long as Bangladesh name is tagged to it, I'll defend it to the outside world no matter what.
I'll beat up the cr@p out of my brother if I have to, but I won't let anyone touch him, no matter what.

At the end of the day, this is our own and we are the ones who have to defend.

Zeeshan
February 3, 2013, 08:37 PM
Never thought a pious devout Rabz and "shades of grey" would be in same line in my wildest dreams.

jaggeh... eto jhogra kaija mara mari kore laab ki... amar ayu shesh... jawar age eishob jhogra jhati pita piti mara maari aar bhal lage na...

Both on point, like decimal is.

Fazal
February 4, 2013, 10:34 AM
Tim May talks too much and too early.

Its one thing to provide guidance i.e. advice not to go to BPL based on past payment issue, its another thing to start jumping every time someone sneezes.

Its well known that there are payment issues with BPL and suggesting players to not to go there is fine with me. But when players go there anyway (ignoring his advice), for each new incident, instead of let it develop, he seems to be a bit trigger happy.

It just make me think does he have other hidden agenda?

Dhakablues
February 4, 2013, 05:16 PM
Never thought a pious devout Rabz and "shades of grey" would be in same line in my wildest dreams.

jaggeh... eto jhogra kaija mara mari kore laab ki... amar ayu shesh... jawar age eishob jhogra jhati pita piti mara maari aar bhal lage na...

Both on point, like decimal is.

Ayu Kar shesh? Yours or BPL?

Ajfar
February 4, 2013, 05:59 PM
It just make me think does he have other hidden agenda?

They are trying to use BPL has a indication to tell all the players, see we knew what we were talking about, we weren't making this stuff up. The reason for that is because they don't want the players to go to Pakistan for pak T20 league, so they are trying to use this situation to their advantage to get their point across now.

zsayeed
February 5, 2013, 12:08 PM
Seems like Chittagong Kings and Sylhet Royals are the only franchises not to have completed the payments (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-premier-league-2013/content/story/603509.html)

MohammedC
February 5, 2013, 12:24 PM
Seems like Chittagong Kings and Sylhet Royals are the only franchises not to have completed the payments (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-premier-league-2013/content/story/603509.html)

Franchisee should loose the ownership of those 2 teams

kalpurush
February 5, 2013, 01:04 PM
BCB should take strong and necessary actions against those franchises who are NOT complying with BPL rules.

Eshen
February 6, 2013, 11:18 PM
BCB should have forced the franchises to pay guruantee money (or to take the ownership away) before the start of the tournament, instead of waiting for all this drama in the middle of it.

BANFAN
February 7, 2013, 08:14 PM
There are lots of rumors floating in the air, all those aren't true. Shah and Mscarenhas both already proved to be wrong. Ctg has paid more than 35% as per bpl tweets and that's more than committed... So lets not jump into whoever says what, until we hear from BCB or Franchises... Some people are out on some agenda. The matches being played with a spirit, that gives me a rather healthier picture with the payment.

BANFAN
February 8, 2013, 04:23 AM
Update on BPL Payment:

https://twitter.com/bancricket/status/299080796436836352