Bangladesh natioal cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim, one of the country's most popular sportsmen,launched three coronavirus sample testing booths on Wednesday with the money he received after selling his bat in auction.
A doctor safety chamber at Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer’s office and three coronavirus sample testing booths were installed by the popular sportsperson.
More than 50 people of Sadar Upazila gave samples for coronavirus tests after opening the testing booths.
Mushfiqur also provided food, health equipment, PPE, hand gloves to 350 families who were kept under lockdown.
Bogura District Sports Association General Secretary and Bogura Chamber President Masudur Rahman Milon, Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Samir Hossain Mishu were also present at the inaugural function among others.
His bat, with which he scored Bangladesh's first double-century in Test, was put up for auction to raise funds for Coronavirus relief and fetched Tk 1.7 million. The buyer was former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who agreed to buy it as a piece of memorabilia for his foundation at $20,000.