Bangladesh cricketers continue aiding people despite bleak future

BSS, Dhaka :
Despite their own bleak future, Bangladesh cricketers kept continuing their support for the people affected by the deadly coronavirus.
Apart from some star players, no cricketers in this country have certain future as they largely depend on the domestic leagues, which was adversely affected by the COVID-19 that killed more than 100,000 people in the world and the death toll is still counting.
The Dhaka Premier League (DPL), the country’s most coveted league, which provides the bread and butter for the most of the local cricketers was postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus after the first round.
With the deadly virus spreading like wildfire in Bangladesh, the future of the DPL of this season is uncertain. There is no guarantee that the cricketers will get the full amount from the clubs if the league is not held in this year.
Sensing the players embarrassing situation, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has already provided one-time monetary support for the non-contractual male and female players, worth BDT 30,000 and BDT 20,000 respectively.
This sum of money however is not enough for a local player to support his/her family throughout the year. They indeed support their family throughout a year by playing the DPL and other domestic tournaments like BCL, NCL, BPL.
But when their future looks entirely bleak, they didn’t show any reluctance to come up with the help for the vulnerable people.
Firstly a group of star players, a total of 27 cricketers – 17 with BCB contracts and 10 who have played for the national team not too long ago – donated half of their monthly salary to the coronavirus fund and the amount was approximately BDT 26 lakh.