Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have released the list of their centrally contracted players. Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is back in the list after missing out in 2020 because of his one year ban from all forms of cricket. A total of five players – Shakib Al Hasan, wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam, have been given an all-format contract.
Meanwhile, Mahmudullah has been given an ODI and T20I deal while Tamim Iqbal has been retained for Tests and ODIs. The duration of the contract will be from May 2021 to December 2021. The decision was taken during a BCB meeting on Wednesday, September 1. A total of 24 players have been offered a central contract which is seven more than 2020, where 17 players were offered contracts.
As per a report in Cricinfo, players will earn BDT 600,000 (approximately USD 7000) per Test, BDT 300,000 (approximately USD 3500) per ODI, and BDT 200,000 (approximately USD 2350) for each T20I.
Tamim, who recently pulled out of the T20 World Cup, has only played three T20I since 2019 thus the board decided to keep him off the list while Mahmudullah has already retired from the Tests. Also six players – Shoriful Islam, Saif Hassan, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed and Shamim Hossain – have received their maiden Bangladesh contract.
BCB contracted players’ list:
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