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Old January 13, 2018, 09:03 AM
tejkuni tejkuni is offline
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Originally Posted by nsuRocks
what some have failed to grasp is the fact that Shakib is not just talking about himself. How much do others get paid except for Shakib, Tamim and one or two other players? Indian players who have never even played ipl earn as much or more.
Some were talking about the selfless love for the game by wasim akram who was the biggest match fixing beneficiary in Pakistan. The fact that match fixing became an epidemic in the 90s was indirectly because of low wages.

What Shakib wass focusing on was that cricket boards need to pay test players enough so that they don't have to depend on ipl or any other club league for money. Bangladeshi test players of the current team may not leave but the next generation will certainly do if given the opportunity like West Indians have. What he gave was a warning for the future and something ICC and BCB must consider seriously.
Most of the player from Bangladesh (and SL, Pak, etc.) will get a chance to play in those T20 leagues when they become stars and visible by playing for the national team. So without playing Tests, ODIs, & T20s for national team, it will be hard for most of the players to get a contract to play in T20 leagues. Mustafiz only got an IPL contract after playing for BD. Shadav Khan got Big BB contract after playing for the national team. Without playing for the national teams, it will hard for the players to be know outside their countries. Not only that, the boards also invest a lot by providing facilities, coaching, etc.,. In a country like BD, it will be hard for any players to get those services on their own. Without playing for the national teams they will not be able to earn the temperament they need to play in those high pressure T20 leagues. So I do not think any players in BD (except few players like Shakib, etc) will leave national team for T20 leagues.
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