SYDNEY: The Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) said it will join players in legal action over unpaid wages by the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Bangladesh’s inaugural Twenty20 league was held in February and attracted a host of overseas players, including Australians, but at least 12 have not been paid their full dues, amounting to over $600,000, said FICA. In addition, local Bangladeshi players have received, on average, less than 60% of their wages. “It is obvious that the BPL franchises and the Bangladesh Cricket Board are either unable or unwilling to meet these financial obligations,” said FICA’s Chief Executive Tim May. “FICA is left with no choice but to support the unpaid players in legal action against the franchises and BCB.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2012.
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