Shakib Al Hasan is again within the checklist of Bangladesh’s centrally contracted players, after lacking out in 2020 on account of a big a part of the 12 months being a part of his one-year ban from all cricket. Shakib is one in every of five cricketers offered an all-format contract. Tamim Iqbal’s contract contains Tests and ODIs solely, whereas Mahmudullah has been given an ODI and T20I deal. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has modified their coverage from the red-ball and white-ball contracts in 2020, to a extra format-specific contract for the players.
The announcement got here after a BCB assembly on September 1, and the interval for this 12 months’s central contract is May to December. The board first wished to see how the players carried out, in addition to talk about with them which codecs they’re accessible for. The variety of players offered a contract has been raised considerably, from 17 final 12 months to 24 this 12 months.
Although the BCB did not point out the wage quantity for every format, ESPNcricinfo has realized that the match charges stay the identical as final 12 months. Players will subsequently earn BDT 600,000 (roughly USD 7000) per Test, BDT 300,000 (roughly USD 3500) per ODI, and BDT 200,000 (roughly USD 2350) for every T20I.
Apart from Shakib, the others within the all-format class are Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam. Rahim and Liton have been on this class final 12 months too. Fast bowlers Ahmed and Shoriful in the meantime, have been rewarded for his or her consistency this 12 months.
Iqbal, who opted out of this 12 months’s T20 World Cup, hasn’t performed T20Is this 12 months, and has been predictably saved off the checklist of contracted players for the format. Mahmudullah, who retired from Tests earlier this 12 months, stays a white-ball solely contracted cricketer.
Six players – Shoriful Islam, Saif Hassan, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed and Shamim Hossain – have been offered a central contract for the primary time. Those who did not have a contract final 12 months however have been offered one this 12 months are Shakib, Ahmed and Shadman Islam. Only two players have been dropped from the checklist of these offered contracts final 12 months: Mohammad Mithun and Nayeem Hasan.
BCB contracted players’ checklist:
Tests, ODIs, T20Is: Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Tests & ODIs: Tamim Iqbal, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam
ODI and T20Is: Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Afif Hossain
Only Tests: Mominul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Abu Jayed, Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Ebadat Hossain
Only T20Is: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84