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Papon sees conspiracy behind cricketers’ strike

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President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Nazmul Hassan Papon says the strike by players is part of a conspiracy to destabilise Bangladesh cricketing.

President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Nazmul Hassan Papon on Tuesday said the strike by players is part of a conspiracy to destabilise Bangladesh cricketing.

The BCB chief also criticised the striking players for going on strike without informing the authorities about their demands beforehand at a news briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The cricketers’ demands are baseless as the BCB is already working to resolve the issues, he said.

The cricketers went on strike on Monday, demanding a pay hike.

They announced the strike from a news conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday.

Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and other top cricketers were present at the event.

The development comes a month after the BCB decided to abandon the Bangladesh Premier League franchise-based model, resulting in the fall of the income of the cricketers.

Their 11-point demand includes immediate resignations of president and general secretary of Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh, reversing the BCB’s decision to abandon the franchise-based model and lifting the salary cap in the Dhaka Premier League.