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No prize money in BBPL

  • Published at 02:11 am January 17th, 2020
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Khulna Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim and his Rajshahi Royals counterpart Andre Russell pose for photographs with the BBPL trophy in Mirpur Thursday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

It should be mentioned that the players have pocketed less wages in the BBPL compared to the previous editions and come Friday night at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, the champion will only have to be satisfied with the trophy while the runners-up will head home empty-handed

Unlike the six previous editions of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20, there will be no prize money for the winner and runners-up of the special edition of the Bangabandhu BPL, scheduled to conclude Friday night with the grand finale between Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals.

It should be mentioned that the players have pocketed less wages in the BBPL compared to the previous editions and come Friday night at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, the champion will only have to be satisfied with the trophy while the runners-up will head home empty-handed.

To add to that, the amount given to the player of the match in the group stage will also remain the same in the final, with the best player set to pocket $500.

The player of the tournament will get $1,000 and a motorbike courtesy TVS company.

It pales in comparison with the previous editions where the player of the final pocketed $2,000 while the player of the tournament received $5,000. 

Meanwhile, the champions in the previous editions received Tk2 crores while the runners-up got Tk75 lakhs.

In the previous six editions, the teams were owned by different franchises but the BBPL saw a shift in ownership as Bangladesh Cricket Board managed all the seven sides.

Regarding this issue, BPL co-ordinator Saiful Manab said, “There will be no prize money this time around. All the teams are managed by the board. The sponsors were brought in to cover the expenses. So there will be no prize money."