Yesterday, the Football Players Welfare Association (FPWA) sent a memorandum to the head of the Bangladesh Football Federation, Kazi Salahuddin.
In the document, they requested that the quota for foreign players in the Bangladesh Premier League be reduced from four to three.
This demand was made at the same time as the reigning champion Bashundhara Kings wanted an increase in the number of international players that may be registered from five to six in advance of their AFC Champions League obligations.
The memorandum letter read, “We have noticed that recently a proposal of increasing the number of the foreign players in Bangladesh Premier League has been proposed and we are scared about players at the grassroots level,” as FPWA president Iqbal Hossain, along with some other national players, met with the BFF president yesterday.
At this time, a club is permitted to sign a maximum of five players from other countries, and they are permitted to play a maximum of four foreign players every game, including one player who fulfills the Asian quota. The fifth foreign player must be left off of the matchday roster of 23 players.
“Our first interest is with the players on the local scene. Following the meeting, Iqbal provided the following statement to the Daily Star: “If two local players instead of two foreign players get the opportunity to train with top clubs, they can flourish, and it will strengthen the national team.”
Emran Hossain, the general secretary of the BFF, told that before to making a decision, they will address the requests of both the FPWA and the Bashundhara Kings in a meeting of the professional league committee.