The quality of cricket in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) or the jingle of money — which is more?
The question may arise. The salaries of ‘F’ category players are also calculated in lakhs. The salary of a domestic cricketer in ‘A’ category is Rs 6 lakh on paper. In the case of foreign cricketers, the maximum value of a cricketer in the draft is হাজার 75,000 or a little more than Rs 84 lakh. The remuneration of foreign cricketers bought from outside the draft in direct contracts has remained unknown. Who knows how much they cost! There is no doubt that they are worth more than হাজার 75,000 because they are not in the draft.
The team was not finalized after the draft yesterday. All the teams have a chance to pull the cricketers who did not get a team in the draft. All teams can take a maximum of 14 local and 6 foreign cricketers. No team has yet been able to fill the 22-man squad.
The draft is based on the initial status of the squads of the six franchise teams that have emerged since yesterday’s draft. So far, the six franchise teams have spent around Tk 25 crore 3 lakh 9 thousand on the players. Fortune Barisal is currently the most expensive team. However, it should be kept in mind that any other team may be ahead in terms of remuneration for direct contract players who are out of the draft.
4 crore 98 lakh 50 thousand rupees
Before the draft, Fortune Barisal has signed Shakib Al Hasan in a direct contract. The star all-rounder of Bangladesh will get a salary of Tk 60 lakh in ‘A’ category. The cost of Fortune Barisal behind the total 13 players in the country, including draft and direct contracts, is 3 crore 57 lakh rupees. Fortune Barisal has fielded Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella, West Indies’ Obed McCoy and Aljari Joseph in the foreign category in the draft. In the ‘B’ category, Dickwella will receive ৫০ 50,000, in the ‘A’ category, Obed McCoy will receive 75,000, and in the ‘C’ category, Joseph will receive হাজার 40,000. Adding the wages of these foreign players to the wages of the local players in the value of money, the number stands at around 4 crore 96 lakh 50 thousand rupees. Fortune Barisal is currently at the top in the race to spend money in BPL.
4 crore 97 lakh 75 thousand rupees
Comilla Victorians, who have already tasted the title twice in the BPL, have always had a strong team. The franchise did not allow this to happen in yesterday’s draft either. Comilla has fielded Mostafizur Rahman in the ‘A’ category in a direct contract with a salary of Tk 60 lakh. The wages of three foreigners Faf du Plessis, Moin Ali and Sunil Narine were not known in the direct contract.
Comilla has fielded a total of 14 local players with direct contracts. Their total salary is 4 crore 11 lakh rupees. Comilla has fielded Sri Lanka’s Kushal Mendis and West Indies’ Ocean Thomas in the foreign category draft. Both of them will get a salary of 50 thousand dollars as they are in ‘B’ category. All in all, the Comilla Victorians have so far spent around Rs 4 crore 96 lakh 75 thousand on the players’ salaries.
4 crore 8 lakh 95 thousand rupees
This time in BPL Dhaka means Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe bin Murtaza and Mahmudullah? It is normal for many to feel that way. All three are former national team captains. Although there are differences between the three in terms of age, performance and whether or not they are in the match, all of them will be remunerated in the ‘A’ category. Dhaka captain Mahmudullah has been included in the ‘A’ category of the Dhaka team under a direct contract.
The other three foreign cricketers in Dhaka have been awarded direct contracts. Sri Lankan fast bowler Isuru Udana will get হাজার 75,000 in ‘A’ category, Kayes Ahmed of Afghanistan will get হাজার 50,000 in ‘B’ category and Najibullah Zadran of Afghanistan will get হাজার 30,000 in ‘D’ category. Dollars. With the direct contract, the total salary of 12 local players so far will cost Dhaka 2 crore 98 lakh. Dhaka has fielded Mohammad Shahzad and Fazle Haque Farooqi of Afghanistan in the foreign category from the draft. In the ‘B’ category, Shahzad will get a salary of 50 thousand dollars. Fazle Haque Farooqi will get 20 thousand dollars. In all, the total cost of the paper so far has been 4 crore 8 lakh 95 thousand rupees. Dhaka is third in the cost race.
4 crore 5 lakh 19 thousand rupees
Sylhet Sunrisers have not fielded anyone in the national team except Taskin Ahmed. Sylhet has already included Taskin in the ‘A’ category under a direct contract with a salary of Rs 60 lakh before the draft. The amount of wages of the other three foreigners was not known in this agreement. Sylhet has fielded a total of 13 local cricketers in direct and local drafts. The salary of local cricketers in Sylhet is 2 crore 98 lakh rupees. In the foreign players’ draft, Sylhet has fielded Robi Bopara of England in ‘A’ category, Angelo Perera of Sri Lanka in ‘D’ category and Siraj Ahmed of UAE in ‘E’ category. Bopara’s salary is 75 thousand dollars, Perera will get 30 thousand dollars and Siraj’s salary is 20 thousand dollars. All in all, the Sylhet Sunrisers have taken 4 crore 5 lakh 19 thousand rupees on paper.