As Bangladesh battles to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak, the country's sporting arena is at a halt. All sorts of tournaments have been postponed for the time being and that was a big headache for many athletes as the pandemic had closed all the doors of their regular income.
In such a situation, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come forward to help its players. Firstly, BCB had decided to provide the men's players who were not under their contract with a one-time allowance during the pandemic. Now, the BCB has come forward aiding the women's team players.
BCB announced to provide the women cricketers with one-time monetary support through a press release on Monday. It said that BCB had announced a one -time amount of Tk 20,000 per person to assist women cricketers who had appeared in the 2018-19 Women's National Cricket League (NCL) and have been in BCB's selection camps in 2019-20.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan said that the players needed the board's support during such a crisis. He said, "Just like their male counterparts, the majority of women cricketers also look towards domestic events for an earning. 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."
The players are also trying to do their bit in the battle against coronavirus as 27 male cricketers collectively formed a fund to help fight the epidemic.