Players receive wages, but not all from BCB

After failing several deadlines, the Bangladesh Cricket Board is still unsure whether all the players received at least 25 per cent of their payment fully as two franchises did not deposit any money to its account.
Instead of paying the players through the BCB, Chittagong Kings and Sylhet Royals claimed that they have the made payment directly, which raised the possibility of an underhand

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Pay or we’ll make you pay, BCB boss tells BPL teams

Franchises will make a mistake if they don’t clear player payments before the next deadline expires, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan warned in Chittagong on Friday.
His warning came after several franchises missed the previous deadline, ended on January 31, which caused an outcry in local and international media as players made some

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BCB accuses PCB of lying

Bangladesh Cricket Board accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of lying after the latter claimed it was kept out of the process for release of the players for the Bangladesh Premier League.
The PCB in a statement on Wednesday alleged that the auction of the Pakistani cricketers was done without prior intimation to them and that they were kept out of the

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Last-minute PCB decision puts franchises in trouble

The last-minute decision of Pakistan to keep its players off from the Bangladesh Premier League put the franchises in deep trouble to find replacements despite the assurance given by Bangladesh Cricket Board.
The BCB waited until 10:00am on Wednesday for the Pakistani players and instructed the franchises to look for alternatives after a negative reply from the Pakistan Cricket Board

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BCB drops dubious bylaws

After a long dilly-dally the Bangladesh Cricket Board dropped the controversial point system in the Bangladesh Cricket League and reinstated the bylaws that was provided to the franchises initially.
In a comical mistake the BCB provided the franchises and the media two separate bylaws of the tournament, which stoked a major controversy as they had different point counting

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Nazmul to meet PCB boss in Delhi today

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan is leaving Dhaka today to have a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Zaka Ashraf, said the BCB officials on Saturday.
The BCB boss took the opportunity to settle some major issues with Zaka, who is upset after Bangladesh backed away from its commitment of sending

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Pakistan officially replies to BCB

Pakistan Cricket Board officially responded to Bangladesh’s letter over the postponement of a planned tour in January, said the officials on Wednesday.
The BCB informed its Pakistani counterpart of its decision though a letter last week and were waiting for a reply in the official channel

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No Pakistanis, no problem

BPL franchisees sing to the same tune
Amid looming threats of Pakistani players pulling out from the Bangladesh Premier League, the franchisees of the Twenty20 competition said life without their service will not be as difficult as it may seem.
A total of 57 Pakistani cricketers were put up in BPL’s players’ auction for the second edition while 25 of them were chosen by different franchisees for the

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Pakistan calls Bangladesh decision ‘inappropriate’

Pakistan on Tuesday criticised Bangladesh’s decision to abandon a planned cricket tour over security fears and threatened to bar its own players from playing in a Bangladeshi league.
The two nations were scheduled to play a Twenty20 and a one-day international in Lahore this month, albeit pending security clearance

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BCB president stands by amended constitution

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon yesterday cleared the air about his ad-hoc committee’s position regarding the recent amendments to the board’s constitution.
While speaking at an ‘Exchange of View” programme at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel the BCB boss said that his ad-hoc committee didn’t make any recommendation for the

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Tour postponed

Concerns over Pakistanis’ BPL participation
Bangladesh’s two-day tour of Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place on January 12 and 13, has been postponed on security grounds, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon in a press conference at a city hotel yesterday. Papon stated that the board would continue observing the security situation in Pakistan and would go

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Bangladesh’s proposed tour to Pakistan cancelled

BCB chief Nazmul Hassan has said Bangladesh will only tour Pakistan if the security situation in the country improves. He remained noncommittal, not saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the proposed tour, but it was made clear in various ways that the January visit has, for now, been ruled out.
“The ICC minutes has it that we have made an unconditional commitment to tour

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BCB chasing its own tail

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has finally fallen back to their well-worn method of forming a committee to resolve the problem regarding the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
When all and sundry were looking forward to a bold decision from newly appointed BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon regarding the long-pending issue, all they got

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Gentleman’s agreement with Pybus

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday expressed their disappointment over Richard Pybus’s failure to sign a deal with the board regarding his tenure as the head coach of the national team.
BCB officials expressed their concern after the leading Bengali daily Prothom Alo claimed that the deal between Pybus and the board, which took place in June, was not agreed

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Huge response to BCB call

Sameeha Chowdhury, a 13-year-old girl from Old Dhaka, was all excitement as she stood in line to register her name with the Bangladeshi Cricket Board (BCB). “I have been playing cricket ever since I was 11 years old. I used to play with my brother and my cousins. It’ll be a dream-come-true for me if I can represent Bangladesh on the international stage in

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BCB extends tender for WI tour

After not having received a suitable offer for its worldwide media rights, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has launched a separate tender for the media rights for the upcoming West Indies tour to Bangladesh, which is scheduled to take place from November 5 to December 11 this year.
As per the new deadline set by the BCB, companies are required to send in their offers by

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BCB to float fresh tender

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to float a fresh tender for its worldwide media rights after the failure of negotiations with local media conglomerate Virgo Media Limited.
The media company, which owns TV’s Channel 9, was asked to raise its original bidding value, worth 6 million dollars, in order to match the offer made by

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