BCB to provide monetary aid to wheelchair cricketers

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to help the Bangladeshi wheelchair cricketers by providing them with monetary aid during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 22 wheelchair cricketers of the country will receive one-time monetary aid from the cricket board.

Jalal Yunus, the chairman of the BCB’s media committee announced the decision on behalf of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). “We have given monetary support to the wheelchair cricket associations also. They appealed to us. Many of them are from underprivileged families and are troubled due to the lockdown. We are also trying to help them, our president [Nazmul Hasan] made this decision after consulting with the directors,” he was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune.

According to the decision of the cricket board, the players will receive 10 thousand Bangladeshi takas each following demand from the wheelchair cricketers of the country. BCB had earlier declared a one-time financial allowance to the non-contracted cricketers that are part of this year’s Dhaka Premier League (DPL).

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Meanwhile, the skipper of Bangladesh wheelchair team,  Mohammad Mohsin appreciated BCB’s such initiative to help the needy players. He hopes the aid would help them meet the daily expense of their families for some time during this lockdown

“BCB is giving us Taka 10 thousand each. We haven’t received the money yet but I hope we will get it soon. Jalal Yunus sir came forward to help us. We have been largely benefited because of this. Now we can move on for some days,” Mohsin said.

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