The Federation of Int'l Cricketers' Association said it is "a joke" the Bangladesh Premier League owes unpaid wages, and will join players in taking legal action. Bangladesh's inaugural Twenty20 league was held in February and "attracted a host of overseas players, including Australians." The FICA said that at least 12 players have not been paid their full dues, totaling to more than $600,000. In addition, local Bangladeshi players have received on average less than 60% of their wages. Only eight of their players have been "paid what they are owed" (AFP, 7/11).
FRIENDSHIP GAMES: The PTI reported that in a "bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan," the Pakistan Cricket Board has put forward three proposals to their Indian counterparts. The PCB has proposed that either India can tour Pakistan or play them in a neutral venue. The third proposal is the board hosting their home series in India. PCB Chair Zaka Ashraf said that they have put forward the proposal to hire two stadiums in India to host their home series against India (PTI, 7/12).