BCB Media Release: BPL player payment and Dhaka Gladiators’ claim
DHAKA, Wednesday, 30 January 2013
BPL player payment and Dhaka Gladiators’ claim
It has come to the attention of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that BPL T20 franchise Dhaka Gladiators have claimed to the media that the BCB has not processed 25 percent of the player fees for the 2nd edition of the event after the ‘franchise had completed the payment to the BCB’.
In this regard the BCB states:
As per the procedure for payment the franchises are obligated to submit duly signed (by cricketers) and filled up player agreement documents to the BPL Governing Council. The Governing Council will initiate the necessary audit and related formalities before the BCB processes the transfer of funds to the respective players’ accounts.
All the franchises involved in the 2nd edition of BPL T20 have received separate agreement papers for local and overseas cricketers from the BPL Governing Council.
Dhaka Gladiators have made a payment in regards to 25 percent of player fees to the BCB. However, despite repeated requests the franchise until yesterday (Tuesday, 29 January 2013) had failed to furnish the BPL Governing Council/ BCB with duly signed and complete player agreement papers of each of its local and overseas recruit.
Dhaka Gladiators had submitted nine (09) agreement papers of local cricketers but the BCB’s audit department has found discrepancies in the documents.
Dhaka Gladiators have not provided the agreement documents and list of their foreign players.
Without the player agreement papers, it is not possible for the BCB to process bank transfer of fees to accounts of local players and international remittance in regards to overseas player payment.
The BCB would also wish to express its discontentment and disappointment at the way Dhaka Gladiators have approached this matter and made inaccurate claims against the Board.