Originally Posted by Equinox
Lol everyone complaining about the semi-final situation and he does the same and he becomes a cry-baby? As the captain of a team, how can he prepare for a semi-final not knowing which team he is going to face and finding out on the morning of the match? How is there any credibility left after that? And from what I read above he isn't blaming the loss on this at all, even in the presentation he distinctly blamed the dropped catches for the loss. His only point is that it doesn't look good to the rest of the world. So if a reporter asks him on his reaction to this ****up what is he meant to say? It happens? Umm NEWSFLASH no it doesn't happen. I don't understand why in any way it would affect his credibility as national team captain.
As for the payment issue, the franchises made a commitment to the players. And I agree there is no need to throw a tantrum over this especially since a significant portion has already been paid and the tournament just finished. But he also may just be relaying the complaints the foreign players might have. To them a commitment is a commitment.
Well articulated, Equinox.
I agree with him on all other things, specially BCB's debatable role between CTG/Barisal semi-fianal issue.
But on the payment issue, I disagree with Mushy.
As a former BA in Commercial Banking in a foreign land, I clearly understand what a legal committment/legal binding means in paying on time. Everything is dependent on cash flow of the business entity.
Secondly, Mushy is not a Spokesperson for the foreign players on payment issue.
Should there be any complaints about late payment/no payment, those foreign players could have complained to BCB or BPL Committee.
Grossly blaming the franchisees in a crude way
on payments minimizes his credibility as well as BPL's credibility.