Dhaka, Feb. 13 -- The members of Akbar Ali's team will get Tk 100,000 each monthly in the two years, the board announced in Dhaka on Wednesday after their arrival from South Africa.

The players will be put under extra care during this period, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said at the reception of the players at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

"I've told them to focus on the game and not think about financial issues," he said.

Announcing the move to form the U21 team, he said some members of the U19 team had made it to the national team while many others "got lost".

"We will work on upgrading their skills," Nazmul said.

The BCB will renew the deal with the U21 players who will have shown improvement, he said.

Akbar, the ...