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21 Mar 2021
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to financially help the domestic non contracted men and women’s cricketers in the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing two crores Bangladeshi Taka, around 1.74 crore Indian rupees among them. The decision is likely to benefit 1700 men and women cricketers in India’s neighbouring country.
''The Board's initiative, covering 1432 men and 288 women players, was taken at the advice of BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP as a token of support to cricketers affected by the disruption to domestic competitions due to the Covid-19 pandemic,'' a statement released by BCB was quoted by Cricbuzz.
All these cricketers are non contracted and part of the Dhaka Premier League, Dhaka First, Second and Third Division leagues, Women's National, Emerging and Under-19 teams, Women's National Cricket League, Premier Division and First Division leagues.
Bangladesh haven’t had a proper domestic season ever since the pandemic kicked in 2020. Only two complete tournaments including the Bangabandhu T20 cup has been organised completely. The Dhaka Premier League, scheduled to start from May 6 looks under threat as well.