BCB to provide one-time monetary support to 1600 cricketers

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DHAKA, May 10, 2020 (BSS)-The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president
Nazmul Hassan Papon decided to provide one-time monetary assistance to
country’s cricketers at different level before the Eid-uf-Fitr.

This time the BCB would provide the monetary assistance in larger scale as
they would include the male and the female cricketers of the first division,
second division and third division.

The number of the players might be more than 1500, who are out of the
monthly contract of the board, said BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

The BCB has already provided one-time monetary support to male and female
cricketers apart from continuing the full salary of the other contracted
cricketers, including the Under-19 World Cup winning team.

The richest federation of the cricket also came up with support from the
country’s 76 clubs as well as provide assistance to the people in need in
countrywide.

“Our president gave us the directive to aid the cricketers of the country
including first division, second division and third division. The amount of
the aid might be limited but we’ll give it before Eid. We are working on
this,” Chowdhury told the BSS today.

“The male cricketers who are out of the contract in different level will
get this assistance while in the case of female cricketers, all contracted
and non-contracted female players will get this money.”

The BCB CEO however couldn’t say exactly what amount a cricketers could
get but said there is possibility that the highest amount could be Tk 10000
while the lowest might be Tk. 5000.

“We are working on it. There is different opinion indeed. The amount of a
first division player and second division player could be same,” he added.