Stuart Broad doing commendable work to help his local community amid COVID-19 crisis

Broad recently returned home after England's Test tour to Sri Lanka was postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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As everyone struggles to adapt to the increasing threat of the Coronavirus outbreak, England pacer Stuart Broad is doing commendable work to help his local community.

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Broad is converting 'Old Village Shop' dining area at his pub to former use. The ‘Old Village Shop’ dining area at Upper Broughton, near Melton, will sell items such as dairy products, bakery products, chilled meals, dry store products, fruit and veg, among others.

"We are really keen to try to give something back to the local community which has been so supportive and welcoming since we opened" Broad quoted as saying by LeicestershireLive.

"For me the important thing here is to try to provide a meaningful income for our team during this crisis.

"The last thing we want are job losses or people struggling to make ends meet on statutory sick pay.

"The new village shop and deli, and our recently launched take-away menu will hopefully help us tick over during this turbulent time," added Broad’s fellow company director and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club teammate, Harry Gurney.

Last week, Broad returned home after England's Test tour to Sri Lanka was postponed amid the Coronavirus crisis.

As of Saturday (March 21), UK has tested more than 3200 positive cases for COVID-19 and recorded 168 deaths due to the epidemic, which has claimed over 10,000 lives globally while infecting nearly 245,000.


By Salman Anjum - 21 Mar, 2020

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