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Cricketers to hold press conference at 6:00pm

BCB chief meets PM

Published: October 23, 2019 17:40:07 | Updated: October 23, 2019 18:17:56

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The national cricketers are expected to hold a press conference on Wednesday evening to brief about their ongoing strike, which was announced on Monday over a pay hike and other demands.

According to several televisions, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riad and other cricketers already reached at a hotel in Gulshan area.

Meanwhile, a bdnews24.com report says, Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan has met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss the ongoing strike by cricket players.

The BCB chief was accompanied by Naimur Rahman Durjoy, BCB director and president of Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh, or CWAB, on his Wednesday afternoon visit to Ganabhaban.

 “We are ready to accept all demands by the players. But they are not answering phone calls,” Nazmul Hassan told reporters while departing from Ganabhaban.

"They are behaving in this manner not just for money. There might be another reason."

When asked about his discussion with Hasina, Nazmul said: “I have informed her about the situation. She had already heard about the matter.”

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan along with 60 other cricketers announced a strike from a news conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday and put forward an 11-point demand.

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