Voluntary organization PITCH foundation, which was formed recently in order to support the game of cricket locally, donated TK two lakh respectively to ailing international umpire Nadir Shah and former national spinner Mosharaf Hossain Rubel. Both Nadir and Rubel are suffering from cancer.
Former national captain Naimur Rahman and seasoned cricket organizer Iftekhar Ahmed handed over the cheques respectively to Nadir Shah and Rubel.
Pitch Foundation, launched on February 13th this year, is set up to provide assistance to individuals related to cricket through donations and sponsorship, alongside medical assistance.
''We have formed Pitch Foundation in order to help the needy and will be doing the same in future. A countless number of individuals who have worked tirelessly throughout their lives for the game are now in need of support. This is where PITCH Foundation wants to step in," PITCH foundation General Secretary Obeid R Nizam told reporters on Sunday.