Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is expected to increase the salary of cricketers from the running month of April.
Akram Khan, chairman of cricket operations of BCB, informed the matter to the media on Monday.
The BCB official said that they will conduct a board meeting on Wednesday, April 18 and the cricket committee will propose an increase in players’ salary in that board meeting.
Akram Khan said that the salary is set to increase for all grades, from A plus to grade D.
“We haven’t finalized our proposal yet. We will decide on it tomorrow,” Akram Khan mentioned.
Then the former national team player then reminded the reporters, “Last time we increased the salary by 100 percent, slowly we will increase it more.”
In April, 2017, players of ‘A plus’ grade (Shakib Al Hasan for example) had their salaries increase from 2.5 lakh TK to 4 lakh.
Meanwhile, Akram Khan did not say much about BCB’s plan to decrease the number of players with central contract.
He did not confirm which players are going to miss out on central contract which will be effective from January of this year even as the contract is being drawn in April.
However, the BCB official did confirm that there will be a decrease in the number of players who will have a central contract.
“It’s true that there will be decrease in number of players on central contract once the new contract is drawn up,” Akram Khan concluded.