Beximco named National cricket team sponsor

Sports Correspondent

15 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Beximco has become the team sponsor of the Bangladesh national cricket men’s team for their upcoming home series against West Indies, Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Thursday.

Bangladesh team currently have no permanent team sponsor and as a result, they have to get a team sponsor on a series by series basis.

“Beximco is one of the most prominent brands in the country and is also renowned globally,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.

“It has a proud and long tradition of partnering and supporting the BCB and Bangladesh cricket. We are very pleased to declare Beximco as the National Team Sponsor,” he added.

Beximco will also sell corona vaccines to BCB once they arrive in the country, informed the BCB officials.

“We have decided that whenever the vaccines are sold privately in the country we will buy it without any delay,” said Nizamuddin.

“National cricketers are in the government priority list but apart from them there are others involved in running the game and they are not expected to get from the government. So, we've decided to buy it,” he added.

The Bangladesh government will be procuring the ‘Covishield’ vaccines from local pharmaceutical supplier Beximco, which will import them from the Serum Institute of India (SII).

The vaccines are expected to arrive in the country at the end of January.

According to the government's plan, sports federations and organizations are expected to receive the vaccines for their respective national-level athletes free of cost from the second or the third month after the arrival of ‘Covishield’.

Apart from the national cricketers, BCB is planning to buy the vaccines for groundsmen, match referees, scorers, umpires, and coaches along with other board officials required to run the show.

The vaccines will also be procured for first-class cricketers, women's teams and players who are a part of the Dhaka Premier League so that the domestic season can resume and run smoothly.

DPL, which is considered to be the major source of income for a large part of the cricket community, was postponed after the first round following the outbreak of the coronavirus in March last year.