The BPL franchises have still yet to pay Pakistan players in full
Pakistan cricketers who played in the inaugural edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) are still waiting to be paid, since the organisers of the tournament have not yet authorised their transactions to go through.
One of the leading Pakistan players, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that most of his fellow countrymen have only been paid 25 per cent of the total amount they are owed by their respected franchises.
The Daily Times, quoted the player as saying: “We are still waiting for something to happen. The point is that because we also have to look at our livelihood for the future, there is nothing much we can do except to keep on reminding the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and respective franchises to clear the dues.”
Another player also confirmed that many of the other foreign players also protested the fact that they were not being paid in full.
“That deadline has passed without anything happening. The only payment we got so far is 25 percent of the total dues and that too at the fag end of the competition when the foreign players all got together and protested that they were virtually playing for free and had not been paid anything,” the player said.
During the BPL, Pakistan players signed contracts with different franchises, which ranged from 25,000 to 500,000 dollars.