The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to include a “six-month review” clause in the central contracts for the players this year. They will be seeking board approval to include the clause at the next board meeting.
According to Cricbuzz, BCB cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed that the national selection panel had recently suggested the board review contracted players every six months to assess their progress.
This Initiative Is Taken To Make A Competitive Atmosphere Among The Cricketers
Jalal Yunus said the board reviews the performances of centrally contracted cricketers every six months and is yet to decide whether to terminate the contract of any player who underperforms.
“Yes, we will have a review of centrally contracted cricketers after every six months. From now onwards we want the boys to value the central contract and act accordingly,” said Jalal.
“We have not yet decided whether we will scrap the contract if anyone is found performing below par but more than anything else this initiative is taken to make a competitive atmosphere among the cricketers getting the central contract,” Jalal added.
To Keep Everyone On Their Toes – BCB’s Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin
The BCB’s chief selector, Minhajul Abedin, said that the introduction of the review clause does not imply that the duration of the national contract will be less than one year. He stated that the plan was to keep everyone on their toes because they knew someone would point the finger at them.
“It (review after every six months) will make sure no one takes his place for granted, but that does not imply that the central contract list will be changed after every six months,” Minhajul said.
“Rather, this initiative is likely to keep everyone on their toes, considering they will be aware that the fingers will be pointed at them if they fail to deliver and come up with a below-par performance for a period of six months,” he added.