Daniel Vettori to donate part of his salary for BCB’s low-income staff
The Bangladesh cricketers have also been donating whole-heartedly for the COVID fight.
Published - May 31, 2020 12:05 pm | Updated - May 31, 2020 12:06 pm
Bangladesh cricket has been deeply affected due to the massive coronavirus outbreak in the last couple of months. With no cricket being played, the revenues have been hard to come by owing to which the cricket board has suffered to some extent. In the meantime, Daniel Vettori, the national team’s bowling coach, has come forward and lent his helping hand for the BCB.
Vettori was roped in among the coaching staff after Bangladesh’s campaign in the 2019 World Cup. The former New Zealand spinner will now be giving away a part of his salary to those BCB staff members, who don’t have a high income.
Daniel Vettori takes a heartfelt step
“Vettori has said that we should donate a specific part of his salary to the BCB”s low-income staff. He has officially informed the cricket operations committee,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the BCB CEO, was quoted as saying in Bengali Daily Prothom Alo.
Vettori was a part of the Tigers’ setup when they toured India for a three-match T20I and a two-match Test series in November 2019. It was also the series when Bangladesh played their maiden Day-Night Test at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Recently, the Bangladesh cricketers, both from the senior and U19 teams, and the players’ association have donated towards the COVID-19 fight. The BCB gave away Taka 3.61 crore ($4,28,000 approx) as well. The senior team’s players donated half their salaries.
Players like Mashrafe Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed and Soumya Sarkar have auctioned off some of their prized memorabilia. It was to raise money for the ones affected in the coronavirus pandemic. Shahid Afridi went on to buy Mushfiqur’s bat.
The likes of Mashrafe, Jahanara Alam, the women’s team’s fast bowler, have also been taking responsibilities of underprivileged families in the country. Thus far, there have been over 44,600 confirmed cases with as many as 610 people losing their precious lives.
As far as cricket is concerned, their third leg of the Pakistan tour had to be cancelled. It consisted of a Test match and a solitary ODI. Thereafter, their home Tests against Australia also had to be shelved courtesy the current scenario.