Vettori to donate his salary to low paid employees of BCB
New Zealand is fighting coronavirus with great vigor. No new corona patients were found in the country for six consecutive days. It has been possible with the interest and efforts of everyone.
According to the New Zealand Cricket Board’s tweet, the country has won the maiden over with six dots in a row. The country has come a long way in the coronavirus war.
The situation of coronavirus war is different in Bangladesh. In such a situation, Bangladesh is getting help from New Zealand. Many have lost their livelihoods during this time of coronavirus. A large part of the country is suffering financially.
Cricket players are no exception. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and cricketers are helping the helpless people as much as they can. In that battle, national team’s spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori has also joined with them. The former New Zealand captain has expressed his desire to donate some of the salary received from the BCB to the low paid employees of the board.
Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the chief executive officer of the BCB, confirmed the matter yesterday in Bangladesh-based newspaper Prothom Alo. He has unofficially conveyed this desire to the cricket management department. A few days ago, the BCB gave a total grant of Tk 50 lakh 10 thousand to the athletes of 23 federations under the National Sports Council. In addition, the star cricketers have personally and collectively helped the victims in coronavirus.
Vettori joined the Bangladesh team last November. His contract remains until next November. Vettori is the most expensive coach of BCB. His salary is about two and a half thousand dollars per day. Although there is a lot of talk about the salary of the Kiwi legend, his interest is commendable.
If he provides financial assistance, that would be an exception. Yesterday, however, the BCB’s cricket management department was contacted and it was learned that although Vettori has expressed interest, the exact time when he wants to provide financial support has not been finalized yet.