Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Shakib Al Hasan is the highest paid cricketer in BPL 2013

Bangladeshi all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, has become the highest bidding player in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after being acquired by Dhaka Gladiators for $365,000.
However, the amount Shakib Al Hasan has been sold for is nearly half of what Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi had been sold for in the inaugural season of the Bangladesh Premier League in February last year.
Pakistani opener Imran Nazir was the second highest buy in the tournament. He was bought for $280,000 by Chittagong Kings. Shahid Afridi who was the most valuable player in the inaugural season, was sold for $275,000. According to Channel 9 which telecast the auction live, it has been come to know that more than a dozen foreign players were sold for over $100,000.
Bangladesh’s young promising cricket star, Nasir Hossain, has been bought for $208,000 by Sylhet Royals. However, this cricket star has questioned whether he would be paid the amount.
Last year, he was auctioned off for $200,000 and became the highest paid among the local players, but still he was not paid his dues. He told Bengali daily newspaper, Prothom Alo, “If I am sold at two taka (local currency), please give me that two taka, not one taka.”
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) received a threat from the Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA) over the matter of BPL’s unpaid wages.
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is made following the popularity of the Indian Premier League (IPL).