Bangladesh national team players, led by ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal, arranged for pure water for the inhabitants of Shyamnagar Upazila in Satkhira who were affected during the cyclone Amphan last month.
Tamim, through a Facebook post yesterday, informed about this incredible gesture.
"Bangladesh was hit by cyclone Amphan a few days back amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The Southern region of the country was greatly affected due to this cyclone. We found out that a lot of people at Shyamnagar in Satkhira have been suffering from a severe water crisis. Arrangement of pure drinking water was then made for the inhabitants of that area on behalf of the national team players. Drinking water is being provided to 1000 people every day now," read Tamim's Facebook post.
Tamim also thanked the locals who helped in this initiative.
"We found a few locals and voluntary organizations helping us in this initiative. They have been putting their lives at risk to deliver pure water to the people of that area. We remain ever grateful towards them," Tamim added.
Tamim, who was recently appointed as the goodwill ambassador of World Food Programme (WFP), has helped the underprivileged a number of times in the recent past. The left-hander extended his help towards families of 91 struggling athletes of the country and Nafisa Anjum Khan, who delivers daily essentials in a CNG-driven three-wheeler to people in need who contact her on the phone, amid the coronavirus pandemic that has left many people in the country struggling for food and other basic necessities.
Tamim has also helped out fellow athletes during their times of need. Tamim inspired the Bangladesh national team players in providing monetary help to the family of cricketer Reazul Islam Kajol, who died after suffering a stroke last month at the age of 32. The experienced cricketer has also taken the responsibility of providing expenditure to the family members of the fastest teenage sprinter Samiul Islam during the coronavirus crisis.