Some of the bigger cricket governing bodies of the world can take a cue from this news.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has once again showed that they have a big heart. During the Covid19 times when some of the bigger cricket boards are busy in either cost cutting measures or taking care of their dwindling bank balances, BCB instead has decided to stand by each and every member of cricket fraternity of Bangladesh Cricket.
In an extremely kind gesture, the Bangladesh Board
has decided to provide financial aid to 1600 cricketers who are not even contracted with the board. These cricketers play in the lower division or regional leagues. Besides, this all the female cricketers will also be provided some financial aid.
Before this announcement BCB had provided financial aid to its 96 First-class cricketers and female cricketers. They got BDT 30,000 and 20,000 respectively from the board during the Covid times. Now the board has decided to reach the lowest rung of the Bangladesh Cricket by supporting these 1600 cricketers.
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BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, “The Board president directed us to help the cricketers who are not in any contract with BCB. We are working to help the cricketers before Eid. The amount might not be a big one, but we will provide it before Eid.”
BCB is yet to finalize the amount for each cricketer. Chowdhury told media that the highest amount might be Tk 10,000 and the lowest Tk 5000 each. Before this BCB had supported all its umpires and provided them with small financial aid.
On March 19, BCB had suspended all cricketing activities in the country with growing concern of Covid-19 cases.