Former New Zealand captain and Bangladesh bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked BCB to give part of his salary to the Council’s low-income staff amid the financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh Cricket Council (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori had officially communicated his decision.
“Vettori said that we must donate a specific portion of his salary to BCB low-income staff. He has officially informed the cricket operations committee, “BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told the ‘Prothom Alo’ newspaper based in Dhaka.
The amount decided to be donated by the 41-year-old former all-rounder spin-bowling was not disclosed in the report.
According to ‘ESPNCricinfo, he is the highest paid Bangladeshi training staff member, earning USD 250,000 for a 100-day contract that lasts until the end of the T20 World Cup scheduled for later this year. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also donated Taka 3.61 crore (around US $ 428,000) to help overcome the crisis.
The country’s cricket players, including those in the U-19 category, and the players’ association also contribute to the fight against COVID-19.
Sports agencies around the world are looking at massive financial losses due to the cessation of current activities in the midst of a deadly pandemic.