Due to the coronavirus, several sporting events have been cancelled across the globe. The global pandemic has presented an opportunity for players to stay back at home and spend time with their families. But, in these testing times, some people are struggling to meet their families. A few days ago, we read a story of ex-Kiwi cricketer Iain O’Brien trying to raise funds to take a flight and be with his family in the UK. Well, he succeeded and so did the Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
On Saturday, Shakib finally reunited with his daughter and wife after spending two weeks in self-isolation. Umme Ahmed Shishir, the wife of Shakib, stays in the USA with their daughter. On March 21, Shakib reached the USA but was forced to self-isolate himself in a hotel for the upcoming 14 days. The all-rounder was advised to stay alone in the hotel room until the two-week period gets over.
Shakib was staying in a hotel which quite close to his house in Wisconsin. A family source confirmed that his wife and daughter were staying in their house which was five minutes away from the hotel in which Shakib was staying. The family source told Cricfrenzy that Shakib will continue to stay in house arrest now with his daughter and wife as the situations of coronavirus are pretty intense in the USA.
The star all-rounder is currently serving a one-year ICC ban
A few days ago, Shakib Al Hasan announced that he was opening his own foundation, under his name. ‘The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation’ is said to raise funds from Bangladesh and other countries to help tackle the coronavirus crisis in Shakib’s homeland. The money will be collected in collaboration with ‘Mission Save Bangladesh.’
He announced the foundation through his social media. He also collaborated with the ‘Confidence Group’ to set up a fund of BDT 20 lakh to provide the essential kit to the doctors through his ‘The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation’.
The star all-rounder from Bangladesh is currently serving a one-year ban from ICC which he got due to the charges of not reporting three approaches from the bookies. Before the ban, the all-rounder was in the form of his life. In the World Cup 2019, he scored 606 runs and took 11 wickets. He became the first player to take more than 10 wickets and score more than 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.
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