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Sport Bangladesh cricketers earn pay rise after strike

18:55  28 october  2019
18:55  28 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Bangladesh 's cricketers have gone on strike , refusing to turn up for duty until their 11-point list of demands is met. The players want an increased say in cricket matters and an improvement of domestic pay packages. They also urged for an improvement of pay packages for groundsmen and local

Bangladesh 's cricketers on Wednesday called off their strike as the country's cricket board accepted most of the demands, including a pay increase and other benefits. The country's top players led by Twenty20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan went on strike on Monday demanding better pay and conditions.

Shakib Al Hasan, Abdur Razzak are posing for a picture: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan speaks to journalists when outlining details of the strike © STR Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan speaks to journalists when outlining details of the strike

Cricketers in Bangladesh's main domestic league will see match payments almost double under a new deal that ended a player strike last week, the sport's ruling body said Monday.

Players in the top-tier of the National Cricket League will receive 60,000 taka ($705) instead of 35,000 taka per four-day match, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) statement said.

Other expenses were also increased as part of the deal, which ended a three-day strike started by players last week.

Payments for the second-tier of the competition were increased to 50,000 Taka.

Players had demanded at least 100,000 taka per match when they called the strike.

The action was called off after the BCB accepted most of their demands.

The strike had cast doubt on a tour of India starting November 3, but the national squad is now due to leave on Wednesday.

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