Bangladesh’s national cricketers will donate half their monthly remuneration to their government’s relief fund to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic, Dhaka Tribune reported.
As per the publication, of the 27 cricketers making the donations, 17 are centrally contracted while the remaining 10 players also members of the side.
The team will donate a complete of 3million takas (PKR 5.5m) after which tax deductions will see the quantity reduced to TK2.5m (PKR 4.8m).
“…The outbreak of coronavirus is additionally increasing in Bangladesh. We, the cricketers, try to aware of people in social media to require necessary steps to stop this pandemic…we are 27 cricketers giving half our monthly salaries to assist against coronavirus. After excluding the tax the quantity could be approximately 25 lakh around,” a joint statement shared by ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal said.
Tamim Iqbal urged people to practice the specified medical protocols.
“… If we will take the responsibilities and check out to form contribution wholeheartedly instead of criticizing others, then we will win the war against coronavirus. Everyone, please stay home, stay safe. be and keep our country safe.”