BCB to hand cash assistance to women cricketers

Sports Correspondent

31 March, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BCB to hand cash assistance to women cricketers

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Monday that they will provide an amount of twenty thousand takas to assist women cricketers who had appeared in the 2018-19 Women’s NCL (National Cricket League) and have been in BCB’s selection camps in 2019-20 season.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic cricket has come to a standstill across the world and Bangladesh is no exception with BCB deciding to postpone all their cricketing activities until further notice.

Bangladesh till Saturday afternoon has confirmed five deaths and 48 cases from COVID-19 while four more patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus which meant that a total of 15 patients have recovered so far in the country.

As there is no cricket fixtures going on, women cricketers who are a large section of Bangladesh’s professional cricketers fear thar they will miss out on their entire income if Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League doesn’t resume.

All cricketing activities of BCB including women’s tournaments and training camps have been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.J

“Just like their male counterparts, the majority of women cricketers also look towards domestic events for making an earning. Besides, we had training camps scheduled for women players which have been hampered by the prevailing COVID-19 situation. The cricketers have been forced to pass a period of non-activity and they need our support,” BCB president Nazmul Hasan was quoted in a statement issued by BCB on Monday.