Mushfiqur Rahim has expressed his reservations regarding the discrepancy in the players’ payment policy adopted by the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) authorities.
The senior wicketkeeper-batsman pointed out that Bangladesh’s ‘A-plus’ category players were receiving far less remuneration when compared to their foreign counterparts in the same group.
“If you see our players, Tamim or Shakib – we perform the whole year consistently but some players who are playing just the T20 format whole year get more wage. It is a bit of discredit for us. If you see the other leagues, their local players are the highest-paid players,” Mushfiqur complained.
The 32-year-old’s comments come after a players’ strike in Bangladesh ahead of the tour of India last month over demands for an increase in pay and benefits. Mushfiqur is currently leading the Khulna Tigers in the BPL and said he expected better treatment for local players by the country’s cricket board.