Former New Zealand captain and Bangladesh spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the BCB to pay a portion of his salary to the board’s low-income employees amid financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chaudhary said Vettori has officially conveyed his decision.
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chaudhary told the Dhaka-based ‘Promo Elo’ newspaper, “Vettori has said that we should donate a specific part of his salary to BCB’s low-income employees. He has officially informed the Cricket Steering Committee Have given.” The amount of money the 41-year-old former spin bowling all-rounder has decided to donate was not disclosed in the report.
According to ‘ESPNcricinfo’, he is the highest-paid member of Bangladesh’s coaching staff, earning USD 250,000 for his 100-day contract, which runs to the end of the T20 World Cup scheduled later this year. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also donated Taka 3.61 crore (approx. USD 428,000 approximately) to help tackle the crisis.
The country’s cricketers, including the under-19 category, and the players’ union have also contributed to the fight against COVID-19. Sports bodies around the world are witnessing massive financial losses due to the current stagnation in activities amid a deadly epidemic.