Tigers’ Test, ODI skippers join hands with CWAB

Sports Correspondent

2 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh’s Test skipper Mominul Haque and ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal joined hands with Cricketer’s Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) in order to raise funds for the coronavirus affected people, said CWAB through a press release on Wednesday.

In this time of distress people from every sphere of the society is coming forward to help the distressed and as a result CWAB has taken the initiative to stand beside the poor people of the society.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Director and CWAB president Naimur Rahman has been named as the convener of the committee while CWAB vice-president Khaled Mahmud along with ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal and Test captain Mominul Haque are named as joint conveners of the committee.

BCB President Nazmul Hassan is the chief advisor of the committee while the advisory panel also includes former BCB Director Tanvir Mazhar Tanna along with current BCB Directors Enayet Hossain and Sajjadul Alam.

“We feel that only raising fund is not enough as it needs to be equally distributed. For that reason we have formed an advisor’s panel and we will conduct our operation by taking advice from the advisor’s panel,” said CWAB in a statement on Wednesday.

“We are hoping to go to different divisions, districts and upzilas with our fund and help the people who are affected due to the coronavirus,” it added.

Recently 27 cricketers raised fund amounting to 26 lakh taka to support underprivileged people of the country who are in dire situation due to the lockdown situation enforced because of coronavirus outbreak.