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Mashrafe Mortaza likely to mediate between Bangladesh players and BCB

first_imgMashrafe Mortaza likely to mediate between Bangladesh players and BCBAccording to Bangladesh media, prime minister Sheikh Hasina requested ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza to mediate between the BCB and the players who have gone on an indefinite strike over pay and benefits.advertisement Press Trust of India DhakaOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 16:38 IST Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza to mediate between players and the board (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh players have gone on indefinite strike over pay issuesMortaza to mediate between BCB and the Bangladesh playersThe strike has cast a doubt of Bangladesh’s upcoming tour of IndiaBangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reportedly appointed ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza as the mediator to resolve the dispute between country’s cricket board and its cricketers, who have gone on an indefinite strike over pay and benefits.According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, the players are likely to meet with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials later on Wednesday.”After the media conference last evening, I spoke to a senior player who told me that they would get back to us at any time after discussing among themselves. We expect to sit with them at 5pm today,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said in a press briefing at noon.Samakal, a local daily, quoted BCB Director Mahbubul Anam as saying that Hasina enquired about the crisis with Mortaza, who led the team in the 2019 World Cup.”She wanted to know the latest about cricket’s situation,” he said. “Then she asked Mashrafe to tell the players to return to the field.”According to the report, all indications are that the issue is heading towards a positive outcome.The strike began on Monday which cast a doubt on Bangladesh’s tour of India due to start on November 3.However, on Tuesday night, the BCB agreed to one of the key demands of the players – to bring back the Dhaka Premier League’s club transfer system – following a meeting of the Dhaka league committee.The players’ other main demands are: Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) must go back to franchise model, central contract salary should be higher, and include more players, higher first class match fees and players’ association to no longer have conflict of interest.advertisementAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly wears his India blazer on 1st day as BCCI presidentAlso Read | Rohit Sharma storms into top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmenAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Bangladesh cricketFollow Bangladesh Cricket BoardFollow Mashrafe MortazaFollow Sheikh Hasina Nextlast_img read more