Daniel Vettori Makes 'Heart-Winning' Gesture, Donates Part Of His Salary To Low-Income Bangladesh Staffs 
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Daniel Vettori Makes ‘Heart-Winning’ Gesture, Donates Part Of His Salary To Low-Income Bangladesh Staffs 

Mehidy Hasan (L) along with Daniel Vettori (R). Credit: Twitter

The world has united in the fight against deadly novel coronavirus pandemic and New Zealand legend Daniel Vettori has not stayed back. Daniel Vettori, who serves as the spin bowling coach for Bangladesh senior team, has decided to donate a part of his salary to low-income staffs working with the board.

By Sunday noon, Bangladesh has recorded over 44,000 positive novel coronavirus cases, with at least 610 deaths. In the crisis situation, Vettori showed he has a ‘heart of gold’ as he came forward to help the staffs serving the board.

Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori. Credit: Getty Images

Daniel Vettori to donate a specific part of his salary to BCB’s low-income staff: CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury

Daniel Vettori was appointed the spin bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team on July 27, 2019. He will be completing a year with the board later this year. The cricket board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that the Kiwi spin specialist has asked to donate a specific part of his salary to the low-income staffs working with the board.

“Vettori has said that we should donate a specific part of his salary to the BCB’s low-income staff. He has officially informed the cricket operations committee,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told the Dhaka-based ‘Prothom Alo’ newspaper.

Daniel Vettori, Bangladesh
Daniel Vettori, Bangladesh (Credits: Twitter)

However, the amount to be donated by Vettori has not been disclosed. According to several media reports, the 41-year-old, is the highest paid staff with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). He yields USD 250,000 for his 100-day contract that runs till the end of the scheduled T20 World Cup later this year.

Earlier, contracted players from the Bangladesh senior team had also come forward to donate a large sum to aid fight against the pandemic. Bangladesh U-19 captain Akbar Ali had also vowed to auction his memorabilia from the final of the youth World  Cup to donate towards the well-being of his countrymen.