Members of the Bangladesh cricket team on Wednesday announced to donate the half of their one month salary for the fight against coronavirus.
A total of 27 players, including 17 players under national payroll and 10 other players who were part of the squad during recent series against Zimbabwe, have joined the initiative.
The total amount of the donation is approximately Tk 25 lakh after deducting the taxes, revealed one-day international captain Tamim Iqbal, who led the move.
‘In the context of huge fight we have against the coronavirus this is not a very big amount. But little drops make an ocean. If we all try from our own position, whatever little it may be, this will turn into a big effort,’ Tamim wrote in his verified Facebook page.
‘The whole world is devastated by the coronavirus now. It is also increasing in Bangladesh. We, the cricketers, tried to make people aware about it. But we felt making aware not enough. We have something else to be done,’ said Tamim.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim said the money would be spent on the treatment of Covid-19 infected people and help poor people who were struggling for subsistence amid lockdown.
‘Let us think the whole country as a family and help each other,’ Mushfiq said.
A senior Bangladesh Cricket Board official said they are aware of the move.
The fund deducted from the players’ salary will be handed to an appropriate body, which is involved in the fight against the virus,’ said the official.
Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed its fifth dead in the virus among the 39 infected people.
A nationwide transport shutdown also began on Wednesday with members of armed forces patrolling the street in support of civil administration for maintaining social distance.
Player Salary Donation
Mushfiqur Rahim 6,20,000 3,10,000
Tamim Iqbal 6,50, 00 3,25,000
Liton Das 2,75,000 1,37,000
Mehedi Hasan 2,75,000 1, 37,000
Taijul Islam 2, 50,000 1, 25,000
Md Mithun 2, 00,000 1, 00,000
Nazmul Hossain 1,50,000 75,000
Mominul Hque 3,30,000 1,65,000
Nayeem Hasan 1,00,000 50,000
Abu Jayed Rahi 1,00,000 50,000
Ebadat Hossain 1,00,000 50,000
Mahmudullah 4, 30,000 2,15,000
Soumya Sarkar 3,00,000 1,50,000
Mustafizur Rahman 3, 00,000 1,50,000
Md Saifuddin 1,50,00 75,000
Afif Hossain 1,00,000 50,000
Mohammad Naim 1,00,000 50,000
Shafiul Islam 3,00,000 1,50,000
Mashrafee bin Murtaza 4,50,000 2,25,000
Al-Amin Hossain 1,50,000 75,000
Mahadi Hasan 1, 00,000 50,000
Hasan Mahmud 1,00,000 50,000
Saif Hasan 1, 00,000 50,000
Yasir Ali 1, 00,000 50,000
Taskin Ahmed 1, 00,000 50,000
Nasum Ahmed 1, 00,000 50,000
Aminul Islam 1, 00,000 50,000
Total amount 60,30,000 30,15,000
NB: All amount in BDT
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