BCB spent Taka 35 crore in the last fiscal year
2 March 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spent approximately Taka 35 crore for hosting different international and domestic cricket series and tournaments in the last fiscal year, State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Shikder told in the parliament on Sunday.
“Approximately Taka 70 lakh is being spent only for payment of monthly salary and allowances of the foreign coaches appointed for raising skills and development of the players of the national cricket team,” he said replying to a question from treasury bench member Morshed Alam (Noakhali-2).
The state minister said the BCB bears all expenditures for conducting overall cricket programmes through the money received from different tournaments arranged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) as well as local media rights, team and other sponsors.
In this respect, he said, the Ministry of Youth and Sports or the National Sports Council does not provide any financial assistance or fund to the BCB.
Biren Shikder said there are 14 players of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team who signed agreements with the BCB. Of them, he said, four are Grade A+ players, one is Grade A, three are Grade B, three are Grade C and three are Grade D players.
“As per the deal, a Grade A+ player is receiving Taka two lakh, Grade A player Taka 1.70 lakh, Grade B player Taka 1.20 lakh, Grade C player Taka 90,000 and a Grade D player is receiving Taka 60,000 as salary every month,” he said.
The state minister said a national team player gets Taka two lakh for a test match, Taka one lakh for a one day international (ODI) match and Taka 75,000 for a T-20 match as match fee from the BCB.
Besides, he said, Taka 20,000 to Taka 30,000 is given to every player as a match fee for participation in the first class (longer version) National Cricket League organized under the supervision of the BCB.
“In a fiscal year, a player of the National Cricket Team earns Taka 50 lakh to Taka 60 lakh on an average against the monthly salary as well as international and domestic match fees,” he said.