Tamim extends help towards 91 athletes
As soon as Tamim came to know that these players had been hit financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he comes to the aid of them. According to Md Humayun Kabir, who is managing the whole process, these athletes are from every discipline of the sports section in the country including cyclists, swimmers, gymnasts, footballers, cricketers, kabaddi, wushu, and hockey players, as well as coaches.
“91 athletes from different disciplines were given financial assistance that includes swimming, hockey, football, athletics, cricket, and other games as well. Minhaz Bhai has some list and I have some, no game has been excluded. Everyone has been supported financially through bKash,” Humayun was quoted as saying by The Daily Star.
Meanwhile, one of the athletes who received aid expressed her gratitude to Tamim Iqbal for such a noble act. “I have been in sports for a long time but I have never seen a fellow sportsman help out athletes from so many disciplines at once. It wasn’t that he was trying to help well-known cases, but he tried to help anyone who has fallen on hard times due to this current situation. Tamim bhai came to the rescue of many families,” Mahfuza Khatun Shila, a well-known Bangladeshi swimmer was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Although Tamim’s contribution has been exposed, Tamim wanted to keep his works secret. “Tamim bhai wanted to do it in secret but this sort of work should come forward so that others can get inspired. I didn’t talk to Tamim bhai about it but one of my cricketer friends informed me about it,” revealed Mahfuza.