By Uche Dozie
Football Writer,

All the Bangladesh cricketers have decided to donate half of their monthly salary to the government relief fund for the Corona Virus Pandemic.

After being hit by COVIC- 19, the Government of Bangladesh had created a relief fund as a succour to those who have been or who may be affected by the virus.

The country’s cricketers have however, in their magnanimity decided to help out to reduce the effect of the epidemic by donating half of their salary.

Earlier, Iqbal released a joint statement of the players declaring their intention.

India Today reports that a total of 31 lakh Bangladesh Takas including tax deductions will be pooled from the players’ salaries, as confirmed by Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) cricket operations and national team manager Sabbir on Wednesday.

”…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…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,” read the joint statement shared by Iqbal.

Bangladesh had imposed a nationwide lockdown on Tuesday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the wake of four deaths and at least 39 infections as reported by Aljazera.

Authorities declared a ban on passenger travel via water, rail and on domestic air routes from March 24 while all public transport on roads will be suspended from March 26 to stem the spread of virus, officially known as COVID-19.

”It was decided to lock down all public transport across the country from March 26 to April 4. Trucks, covered vans and vehicles carrying medicine, fuel and perishable items will remain out of the purview of the lockdown,” said Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

Sport personalities and establishments have continue to extend their hand of fellowship to countries and individuals who faced by what has become a global threat.


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