One-time grant for women cricketers

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:53, Mar 30,2020


The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday extended financial support to the women cricketers by announcing that it will give a one-time amount of Tk 20,000 per player to help them during the cricket lockdown caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.

‘Just like their male counterparts, the majority of women cricketers also look towards domestic events for an earning,’ BCB president Nazmul Hasan said on Monday.

‘Besides, we had training camps scheduled for women players which have been hampered by the prevailing COVID-19 situation. The cricketers have been forced to pass a period of non-activity and they need our support,’ he added.

Every player that appeared in the 2018-19 Women’s National Cricket League and had been in BCB’s selection camps in 2019-20 will receive the amount.

Earlier, on Saturday the board announced to give a one-time incentive of Tk 30,000 to every male cricketer who were not under the national or first-class contract but were playing in the 2019-20 season of the Dhaka Premier League.

BCB, earlier, indefinitely postponed all domestic competitions and training camps on March 19 to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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