FICA advises players to avoid BPL

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“Whilst a few players have received full payments from their participation in the 2013 BPL, the vast majority haven’t and payments are now months overdue”

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) has advised all international players to avoid playing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

One of the main reasons FICA has called on all players to shun the BPL is the fact that many international superstars were not paid on time during last year’s tournament.

Another major reason can be attributed to the match-fixing scandal that took place during last year’s tournament.

“Whilst a few players have received full payments from their participation in the 2013 BPL, the vast majority haven’t and payments are now months overdue,” FICA chairman Paul Marsh said. “This is a repeat of the issues we saw in 2012.

“Unfortunately this is an outcome FICA predicted and we advised players prior to the tournament of our concerns. We were hoping the BPL would prove us wrong and deliver an event that addressed our concerns.

“It didn’t and going forward we are left with no choice but to recommend players don’t participate in an event that doesn’t respect players’ basic contractual rights.”

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