20 Mar 2009

Bangladesh increases pay for cricketers

6:36 am on 20 March 2009

The Bangladesh Cricket Board have bumped up salaries by 30 percent amid concerns more players could ditch their contracts to join the more lucrative rebel Indian Cricket League.

The BCB had been under pressure to raise pay after seven cricketers unilaterally terminated their contracts and joined seven others to play in the renegade ICL.

Poor pay was one of the reasons cited by the players, which promoted the BCB to review its salary structure.

The BCB has 13 contracted cricketers, but intends to bring 'A team' players under contract too.