Since Bangladesh was hit hard by the coronavirus, the cricketers of the country have been trying to help the bereaved people in this moment of crisis. They collectively donated half of their month's salary and many players have decided to auction their memorials to help battle the virus.
But, ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal has now gone a step up in battling the coronavirus as the veteran batsman has helped 91 troubled athletes all over the country in these tough times. Humayun Kabir Shaheen, who is a coach on different levels and has co-ordinated Tamim's initiative to help the athletes, confirmed it to The Business Standard (TBS).
Shaheen told TBS that all of these 91 players have been provided with financial aid through mobile banking services.
Tamim himself searched for troubled athletes throughout different platforms and decided to help them. Nobody had asked Tamim to provide them with financial aid but Tamim did it all by himself. The athletes who have received the aid are from cricket, football, hockey, swimming, handball, athletics, etc.
Earlier, Tamim had co-ordinated Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's plan of donating half of their one month's salary to form a fund to battle the coronavirus. Tamim is also included in the committee formed by the Cricketers' Welfare Association of Bangladesh (Cwab) to create a fund to battle the coronavirus.
Tamim also provided athlete Samiul Islam with financial aid for three months and also contributed to cricketer Nazmul Hossain Apu's initiative to help the helpless in Narayanganj. Also, he provided food for many families through Nafisa Khan, more known as 'Ekjon Bangladesh'.