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07:21 PM, June 04, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:29 PM, June 04, 2020

Tigers come forward to help Amphan victims

The Bangladesh national cricket team has come forward to help out Cyclone Amphan victims in the south of Bangladesh through an NGO called Footsteps.

Cyclone Amphan left behind a trail of destruction in the country's coastal areas, affecting more than a million people in nine districts in Khulna and Barishal Divisions.

Footsteps thanked the Tigers for helping out the victims.

"We at Footsteps are humbled and excited to announce that the Bangladesh National Cricket team has come forward to contribute in rebuilding homes that were devastated by Cyclone Amphan in Southern Bangladesh. With their support, many families will not have to worry about sleeping exposed without a roof anymore. Thank you Tigers for joining us in restoring the livelihoods and dignity which Amphan had tried to destroy," a post on their website read.

The Bangladesh players had previously come forward to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. The 17 players who are under the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) central contract were joined by 10 others who played the recent series at home against Zimbabwe to gather Tk 25 lakh, after taxes, to donate to a government fund during the coronavirus crisis. The players had also contributed by auctioning off memorabilia in order to help donate to coronavirus crisis funds.


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