Coronavirus: Bangladesh Cricketers Donate Half Salary, Set Example In Difficult Time

Bangladesh Cricketers Donate Half Salary, Set Example In Difficult Time

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The world is going through a difficult phase. The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. At this moment, the world has united, to do everything possible to withstand the deadly virus. Adding to that, at least 27 players from the Bangladesh cricket team also did their bit, to fight against the coronavirus.

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Tamim Iqbal will be a key member of Bangladesh in forthcoming tourney. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The players have come together to donate half of their monthly salaries and donate a big amount to fight against the coronavirus.

Around 25 lakh taka to be donated by Bangladesh cricketers

Tamim Iqbal
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Veteran Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal took to Facebook to let people know about the donation. In a statement on his official account, he said, at least 17 players with central contract and 10 players who had participated to in the recent series against Zimbabwe have come together to donate an amount of around 25 lakh taka.

“The whole world is fighting against coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of coronavirus is also increasing in Bangladesh. We, the cricketers, are trying to aware people in social media to take necessary steps to prevent this pandemic . But we believe we have many more things to do rather than just increasing awareness among people. 17 players, who are in the central contract of BCB, and 10 other players who took part in recent series for national team; in total we are 27 cricketers giving half of our monthly salaries to help against coronavirus. After excluding the tax the amount might be approximately 25 lakh around. May be this fund is not that much compare to the fight against coronavirus. But if we all together can contribute from our own position, then in combined, it might be a bigger step to fight against coronavirus. If we can take the responsibilities and try to make contribution wholeheartedly rather than criticizing others, then we can win the war against coronavirus. Everyone please stay home, stay safe. Be well and keep our country safe,”  Tamim Iqbal wrote.

It is a huge step taken by the Bangladesh cricket team. In fact, they are one of the first cricket team around the globe to take such a noble step to help withstand the novel coronavirus.

Other cricketers or team might take inspiration from the move and make their contribution for their cause. The world need such role models at the moment!