BCB clears payment due to Pak players after legal threat

Karachi: Pakistan players have finally received their outstanding dues from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), after a legal action threat issued by the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) to the BCB over non-payment of dues to the players who took part in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

"I got my full dues two days back from the BPL," the Daily Times quoted former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, as saying.

Afridi was one of the most expensive players purchased in the players bid for the tournament.

FICA chief executive Tim May had sent a letter to BCB president Mustafa Kamal a few days ago, asking him to clear the dues of all overseas and local players who took part in the BPL within five days or face legal action.

Afridi, who only played in the semi-final and final for Dhaka and had a price of around 700,000 dollars in the bid, said he had enjoyed his experience of playing in the BPL.

The FICA stepped in after several overseas players, including Australians, who played in the BPL claimed that the franchises had not fulfilled their promise of clearing their full payments within 45 days after the last match of the BPL.