Bangladesh first-class cricketers also donate half of the monthly salary
Bangladesh first-class contractual cricketers are providing support to the coronavirus fund after 27 cricketers from the national team. Like Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal and other national cricketers, they will also donate half of the monthly salary to fight coronavirus crisis.
A total of 91 first-class cricketers have taken this great initiative. Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) has said this in a statement.
Earlier, CWAB announced the formation of a fund consisting with some current and former cricketers to tackle coronavirus. Funding for first-class cricketers will be added to this fund. “91 first-class cricketers of Bangladesh have decided to fund half of their monthly (one month) wages,” CWAB said.
Many of the top cricketers in the country are in first-class agreements even though there is no central contract. Quoting their laudable initiative, General Secretary Debabrata Paul said in a note signed,
“The humanity, responsibility, awareness that first-class cricketers have introduced in this period of the country is very commendable. As an organization of cricketers, I respect them for this important decision.
“It is through our unity and concerted efforts that we can protect the interests of cricketers and the development of cricket in the country. We believe that with combined efforts of the cricketers in the upcoming days, the country’s cricket development and quality will gradually increase.”