The HP coach has not yet joined due to remuneration complications



The HP coach has not yet joined due to remuneration complications

The HP coach has not yet joined due to remuneration complications

9 June 2022  Authorbet365baji

The High Performance (HP) unit of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) practice camp started on the 15th of this month. The camp started on May 15 with 27 cricketers. Although 15 days have already passed, head coach Toby Redford has yet to join, and it is learned that his relationship with BCB is strained.

A reliable BCB source confirmed that Toby had not yet joined the camp due to remuneration complications. There are also doubts about whether he will be found in the future. However, in Toby's absence, Champaka Ramanayake will be acting head coach of HP.

A source close to the board said, "Toby was supposed to come, but he hasn't come yet. We are not sure if he will come. He does not want to come to Bangladesh on the issue of wages. The board will pay the full amount of his contract. But he wants to take it first and take the whole money in dollars. But according to the rules of Bangladesh Bank, you have to take 60 percent in dollars and 20 percent in rupees. He doesn't want to admit it. But even if he disagrees, we have nothing to do."

The source added, "Even then, a decision can be made after he comes here. He will not come without full payment. But we can't go outside the rules either. The rest of the foreign coaches on the board have to pay the same way as everyone else. Then it is up to him to decide whether to come or not. ''

8 talented batsmen, 14 pacers, 4 spinners and a specialised wicket-keeper-batsman have been called up for this year's HP camp. The camp will be held at three venues in Chattogram, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet. Who has been given priority in this camp can be understood by looking at the numbers of the pacers. The camp is mainly for cricketers who have performed in domestic cricket.

The Cox's Bazar episode, which started on May 15, will end on June 1. There will be work mainly on fitness and bowling. Then the second phase camp will be in Sylhet, and the cricketers will work there for 5 days from July 2 to 6. Finally, Skill Camp and Practice Match will be held in Chattogram from July 16 to September 9.