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Fortune Barishal Dismisses Wasim Akram's Claims Of Paying David Miller Extra Money

David Miller with BPL 2024's trophy that he won with Barishal [X.com]David Miller with BPL 2024's trophy that he won with Barishal [X.com]

Recently, former Pakistan cricketer-turned-commentator Wasim Akram remarked how Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Barishal Fortune paid South Africa's David Miller USD 15,000 to appear in the competition while postponing his marriage.

However, the Barishal management headed by owner Mizanur Rahman in their latest statement, refuted the claim made by Akram and stated that Miller played for the franchise because of his emotional connection. 

As quoted by The Daily Star, Rahman lashed out at the former Pakistan legend quizzing the legend over his false claims.

Miller played three BPL 2024 matches for Fortune, including the final, in which the player scored the title-winning runs while managing 47 runs across the tournament. 

'So, these claims are not true' - Owner Mizanur Rahman

"No, these [information] are not true at all. These are absolutely untrue and are false info. He stayed because of his emotion [the emotional bond that he had created with the Barishal team members], not just because of money. Was Wasim Akram with the team? I know how much he [Miller] got paid. So, these claims are not true," Fortune Barishal's owner stated.

Sabbir Khan, who is the team manager for Barishal, also confirmed that Miller never postponed his wedding to Camilla Harris, stating the event was already scheduled for March 9, which happens to be the day the South African cricketer got hitched. 

"Mizanur bhai knows about the money as he dealt with that aspect. But one thing I can assure is that his [Miller's] wedding was not postponed. It was scheduled for March 9 previously and it took place on that date. He wanted to skip the final and leave a bit early to spend some time with family, but eventually, he left just after one game," he added.

Khan further added that Akram should have crosschecked Miller's social media feed, before making such claims, and that any franchise would not spent the said amount for just three matches.