BCB announces one-time monetary support to women cricketers
The country’s cricket has stopped due to coronavirus. The whole cricket field is stagnant. Like all men’s league tournaments, women’s league tournaments are also postponed due to the situation. A cloud of uncertainty is blowing over the country’s cricket sky.
In this time of crisis, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come forward to help the women cricketers whose only income source is different domestic tournaments.
The BCB has announced a one-time amount of BDT 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Taka) 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.
All cricketing activities of the BCB including women’s tournaments and training camps have been postponed indefinitely in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regarding the financial support of the board for women cricketers, BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon, MP 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.”
Earlier, BCB announced financial assistance of one-time amount of BDT 30,000.00 for male cricketers outside of BCB’s Central Contract list for National Cricketers or are not in the BCB’s First Class Player Contract.