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    BPL assures payment to foreign players

    The Federation of International Cricketers Association CEO Tim May had threatened to take legal action over the non payment of dues.

    Dhaka: After much delay, the foreign players who participated in the Bangladesh Premier League will get their unpaid dues in the next couple of days, the organisers have assured. Bangladesh Premier League secretary Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir said the franchises have sent a letter to BPL assuring that "within the next two days the $235,000 (approx) in unpaid wages will be settled."

    "BCB, as the guarantor, will complete the payment of the dues shortly," the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a release.

    BPL Governing Council has met twice in four days to discuss the issue after the Federation of International Cricketers Association CEO Tim May threatened to take legal action. "They gave us in writing that the money will be paid within the next day or two," Alamgir said after the meeting.

    "We understand that the franchises were new to this (being part of a league). And they have got into a lot of trouble regarding paying these players because of various issues, but they have committed that nobody will go unpaid," he added.