Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of World Food Programme (WFP), the cricketer announced on Monday via a Facebook post.
"I am honoured to be named the goodwill ambassador of World Food Programme, the organization which is a part of the United Nations and fights world hunger," Tamim stated.
"Bangladesh has made impressive economic growth in recent years but poverty is still rampant in rural parts of the country. For many, the current COVID-19 crisis is making their lives much more challenging. I hope to do my part to help WFP fight hunger and restore hope for families and communities that need our support," Tamim added.
Tamim has been doing his bit to help out during the coronavirus crisis. He along with national team players had gathered fund by donating half of a month's salary and Tamim had personally helped out sportspeople from various disciplines who have been struggling during the pandemic.
"I hope to do my part to help WFP fight hunger," Tamim said.
"As an accomplished athlete, beloved by many both inside and outside Bangladesh, Tamim brings with him not only his popularity and reach, but his incredible work ethic, compassion and humanitarian spirit. We couldn't be more thrilled to have him joining our WFP family," Country Representative and Director for WFP Bangladesh, Richard Ragan, said.