Shakib provides financial support to women’s cricket club
World’s number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan continues to show the humanitarian side of him, as he has now offered aid to Women’s First Division Cricket League’s new team BTCF.
Shakib has decided to provide financial help to the team. He posed for pictures with the players of the team as well, in front of the Mirpur Academy on Friday (November 9).
The Women’s First Division Cricket League will get underway from November 15. BTCF will take part in the competition for the very first time. The team is owned by former cricketer of Bangladesh women’s cricket team, Shathira Jakir Jessy.
Initially Jessy, a good friend of Shakib, requested the top all-rounder to find a sponsor for her team. But Shakib, instead of looking for someone else, decided to make the contribution himself.
Jessy said, “We have been trying hard to form the club for upcoming league. But for that, we badly needed some financial assistance. So I had requested Shakib bhai if he could find me a sponsor. But he himself came forward to help us.”
She also added, “Many many thanks to Shakib bhai. Hopefully our team will be able to do well in future.”
This is not the first time Shakib is coming off as a saviour for women’s cricket. Just a few days back, he decided to bear a part of cricketer Chameli Khatun’s cancer treatment.
Shakib is currently out of the Bangladesh national team with an injury, but he might make a comeback through the upcoming full-fledged bilateral series against West Indies.