PV Sports Desk :  Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal has been named World Food Programme’s (WFP) National Goodwill Ambassador in Bangladesh from June 1, the WFP confirmed through a press release on Monday.

Tamim who has been aiding the vulnerable people and cricketers ever since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, said, he is hounred to be named as the Goodwill Ambassador of the food-assistance branch of the United Nations.

“I am honoured to be named as National Goodwill Ambassador of WFP – the United Nations agency that fights hunger worldwide, including in my own country Bangladesh,” Tamim was quoted as saying in the release.

“Although Bangladesh has made impressive economic growth in recent years, poverty is still rampant, especially in rural parts of the country. For many, the current COVID-19 crisis is making their lives much more challenging. I hope to do my part to help WFP fight hunger and restore hope for families and communities that need our support,” he added.

Edited by-Shekhar Tripaty