BCB announces one-time monetary support to women cricketers

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a one-time amount of BDT 20,000.00 (20,000 Taka) per person to assist women cricketers who had appeared in the 2018-19 Women’s NCL and have been in BCB’s selection camps in 2019-20.

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

BCB president Nazmul Hassan, MP, said: “Just like their male counterparts, the majority of women cricketers also look towards domestic events for 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.”

According to a report, at least 60 players will get this financial aid.

Last week, the BCB announced a one-time financial aid to their male players who do not have central contracts or first-class contracts of the board. They are to be given BDT 30,000 each.