BCB announces pay hike for NCL players

Bangladesh Cricket Board has confirmed a pay hike for the National Cricket League players. The BCB has formally announced match fee and travel allowances hike along with other benefits for the NCL players.

The decision has come in the wake of the players’ strike, which has started on Monday last.

The pay hike comes into effect immediately and shall apply to the upcoming season.

The match fees for a Tier-1 player will be raised from Bangladesh taka 35,000 to taka 60,000, a 71% increase, while Tier-2 cricketers will be given taka 50,000 as opposed to the previous amount of taka 25,000, BCB has confirmed in a Press release.

The hike however is still below the minimum taka 1 lakh the player had been asking for.

The players, spearheaded by national team captain Shakin al Hassan had asked the BCB to meet 11 points, including the revision of the NCL’s pay scale before the strike was called off on the cricket board’s assurance.

The travel expenses for both tiers has been increased from taka 2,500 to taka 3,500 for travel by land while airfare would be covered by the BCB entirely. The daily allowance too has been increased from taka 1,500 to taka 2,500.