BLFCA returns bracelet to Mashrafe after buying at incredible price
Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s bracelet has been in his hands for the last 18 years since the beginning of his career. He put up this favorite thing for auction in coronavirus crisis. Proceeds from the sale will be spent on the affected people.
The bracelet was finally auctioned at 9:30 tonight through Auction 4 Action. The auction started from 5 lakh BDT (Approx. 6,000 USD). Since then it has been increasing by 2 lakhs and 5 lakhs. In the end, the bracelet was sold for 42 lakh BDT (Approx. 50,000 USD).
The Bangladesh Leasing and Finance Company Association (BLFCA), an association of financial institutions in Bangladesh, bought the bracelet at an incredible price. Mominul Islam, the chairman of the company, took part in the auction on their behalf.
Speaking live Mominul Islam said,
“We bought the bracelet for 40 lakhs. But with that we will give 5 percent more. In other words, we will pay a total of 42 lakhs. However, we like to gift the bracelet to Mashrafe again. The bracelet of our favorite captain will be with him. If the situation is normal, we will hand over the bracelet to Mashrafe by a formal ceremony.”
The money from the sale of the bracelet will go to Mashrafe’s ‘Narail Express Foundation’. From there the whole money will be spent for the victims in coronavirus. In this regard, Mashrafe said, “Many people think that the bracelet is silver. But it is a steel bracelet. My very favorite. The entire money from the sale of this bracelet will be spent on people affected by the coronavirus. Not only Narail, I will try to help in different parts of the country outside Narail.”
Earlier, Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan sold one of his bats for 20 lakh BDT (Approx. 25000 USD) at an auction to deal with coronavirus. Mushfiqur Rahim has sold his first double century bat in the Tests at auction for 17 lakh BDT (Approx. 20000 USD). Besides, a few more stars of Bangladesh’s sports world have sold their favorite souvenirs at auction.