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BCB to give cricketers a share of World Cup bonus

29 May 2020 19:13, Somoy English Desk
BCB to give cricketers a share of World Cup bonus
BCB to give cricketers a share of World Cup bonus

The members of Bangladesh Cricket team who played in the ICC World Cup 2019, will get a share of the bonus payout of the World Cup from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to clear a part of the winning bonus of the 2019 World Cup to the members of Bangladesh Cricket team under the persistence of the Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh, CWAB.

Almost 11 months have passed the World Cup, but there was no head away in this regard before CWAB came forward to make sure that the national cricketers got their due amount of BDT 2 crores, said a cricbuzz report.

Bangladesh's World Cup campaign ended on July 5 last year with the match against Pakistan at Lord's and cricketers were expected to receive USD 120,000 for their three World Cup wins, considering they were expected to get USD 40,000 per win.

CWAB's president Naimur Rahman Durjoy confirmed it on Friday, May 29, that they had successfully managed to convince the board to distribute the prize money with the cricketers though BCB was initially reluctant to part ways with it.

The International Federation of Cricketers [FICA] also has a role to play in getting this prize money for the players as per the last MPA agreements signed between the ICC and the participating countries, which ensured that the cricketers received a part of this prize money/bonus.

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