As the world reels under the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh cricketer Shakib-al-Hasan has come forward and made a contribution to help the poor and needy combat the deadly virus. The veteran cricketer opened a foundation by his name with the mission ‘Save Bangladesh. Also Read - Fresh 20 Containment Zones Formed in Delhi in Last 24 Hours, Total Count Rises to 122 - Full List Here

In a Facebook post, the 33-year-old informed his fans and followers that the main purpose of the mission is to help the poor families which are suffering due to the Coronavirus. Also Read - Uttarakhand News: Gayatri Puja With Social Distancing From 9 AM Today in All Households to Fight COVID-19

The Foundation has thus far reached out to 2000 families and is providing them with all the essentials during the tough times. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till June 30 With Few Relaxations | LIVE Updates

“The main purpose of Mission save Bangladesh is that due to coronavirus pandemic they would give food to lower class people who can not work at the moments. Till now this project has helped 2000 families and we want to increase this number as well.

“The whole country is suffering from coronavirus. Due to coronavirus, a lot of lower-class people don’t know when they will again start earning. Shakib Al Hasan foundation wants to help these people and has taken initiative to collect funds from different people and agencies worldwide. This fund will be used for these underprivileged families, Shakib Al Hasan wrote in his Facebook post.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has clamped a 21-day nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Most of the sporting events across the globe have been called off or postponed.