'Stand beside those in need' | The Daily Star
02:57 AM, March 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:32 AM, March 30, 2020

'Stand beside those in need'

Bangladesh's champion all-rounder posted a video message on his Facebook page yesterday evening to bolster his support in the fight for those in need amid the growing coronavirus outbreak.

In the video message on Sunday evening, he said:

"Assalam-u-alaikum, I hope that everyone in and out of the country is safe. Because of coronavirus,the whole world is going through a crisis, and Bangladesh is not excluded. There are a lot of underprivileged people in the country and at this time, they really need assistance.

"An organisation called Mission Save Bangladesh has taken such an initiative. My charitable organisation, The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation, has joined this organisation and we are all trying to stand beside the underprivileged. I urge every individual and organisation to stand beside these underprivileged people from their respective positions.

"Our concerted effort will make it possible for them to maintain their daily lives. I really believe from the bottom of my heart that if we all work as a team, we can rescue ourselves from this epidemic. I am requesting everyone to consider my request. Assalam-u-alaikum," Shakib said in the video message.

The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation, an initiative of Bangladesh's ace all-rounder, united with Mission Save Bangladesh -- a joint initiative of The Daily Star, Sheba.xyz, and Samakal -- on Saturday to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

Shakib is currently serving out a one-year ban, effective from Octobert 29, 2019, for failing to report corrupt approaches from a bookmaker to the International Cricket Council.

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