Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) reduced the number of national cricketers under its central contract to 10 from existing 16, excluding six national cricketers from their contract.
Six cricketers who excluded from the BCB central contract are: opening batsman Soumya Sarkar, top order batsman Imrul Kayes, all-rounders Sabbir Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, pacers Taskin Ahmed and Kamrul Islam Rabbi.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon made this announcement to the pressmen after the day’s Executive Committee meeting.
The BCB boss did not, however, make any announcement that there will be an increase in the salary of the national contracted cricketers as per expectations.
Reliable sources said the salary of the contracted players may just increase 25 to 30 percent according to their category.
In the last year, the salary of A plus category cricketers like Mashrafe, Shakib, Tamim and Mushfiqur increased almost double from 2.5 lakh to 4 lac and A category like Mahmudullah increased to Tk 3 lakh from Tk 2 lakh.