With the lockdown situation across the globe hitting the poor hard, former Bangladesh cricket team captain Mashrafe Mortaza has decided to take up the responsibility of a total of 300 families. The move comes in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that has brought the entire world to a standstill.
Though Mortaza, like most other citizens of Bangladesh, will be spending time in isolation, some of his representatives will be taking care of the 300 families from the economically weaker section of the society in Narail, his birthplace, and the Lohagara Upazila.
Mortaza’s assistant Jamil Ahmed Sani confirmed the same as he told the Daily Star: “We have decided to help the local underprivileged within the next two days. In the meantime, the task of making the list is completed. Goods will be delivered from house to house. Where every family will have five kilos of rice, oil, pulses, potatoes, salt and soap.”
The ex-captain of the Bangla Tigers had earlier also contributed to the donation drive by the Bangladesh cricketers where the players contributed half of their salaries, accumulating to taka 26 lakh (after-tax) for the poor and underprivileged.
“The whole world is fighting against coronavirus pandemic. We, the cricketers, are trying to aware people in social media to take necessary steps to prevent this pandemic. But we believe we have many more things to do rather than just increasing awareness among people.” Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal had said.