Bengaluru, March 29: The Coronavirus pandemic has put the breaks on sporting occasions the world over. To assist include the unfold of the novel virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a 21-day lockdown.
The PM additionally launched a devoted nationwide fund, the PM-CARES Fund, which is able to assist India address the virus.
With no matches to play and locked of their properties, cricketers around the globe have taken to social media to unfold the significance of social distancing and hygiene and urged followers to remain indoors.
Several present and former cricketers additionally stepped up and donated to the PM’s Relief Fund to assist the nation address these testing occasions. Apart from the cricketers, the state associations have additionally donated to their state governments and to the PM’s Relief fund as nicely. The state associations have additionally supplied their premises for use as short-term quarantine centres.
The BCCI on Saturday donated Rs. 51 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) contributed 25 lakhs). The Saurashtra Cricket Association pitched in with a 21 lakh donation. While the Maharashtra Cricket Association donated Rs. 50 lakh, the Karnataka State Association donated a crore in direction of India’s combat towards the novel virus.
Here MyKhel takes a have a look at the cricketers who’ve donated in direction of India’s combat towards the novel virus.
Sourav Ganguly (Rice price Rs. 50 Lakh):
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly donated rice price Rs. 50lakh for the needy to assist throughout the 21-day lockdown. The BCCI contributed Rs. 51 crore in direction of the PM’s fund.
Sachin Tendulkar (Rs. 50 Lakh):
The legendary cricketer who has been urging followers to observe protocol and keep indoors additionally did his bit because the Master Blaster donated Rs. 25 lakh every to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
The Indian opener posted a video on social media stating that he had donated to the PM’s Relief Fund to assist India of their combat towards Coronavirus. The Indian batsman additionally urged the general public to contribute to the PM’s Fund in addition to the Chief Minister’s Fund.
Gautam Gambhir (Rs. 50 Lakh):
Former Indian batsman turned MP Gautam Gambhir additionally did his bit as he contributed Rs. 1 crore from his MP LAD fund. The former cricketer additionally donated one month’s wage.
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan (4000 masks):
The Pathan brothers helped India’s combat as Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan donated 4000 face masks. The duo donated the masks to the well being division below the banner Mehmood Khan Pathan Charitable Trust, which is run by their father.
Ajinkya Rahane (Rs. 10 Lakh):
The Indian batsman donated Rs. 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Suresh Raina (Rs. 52 lakh):
Suresh Raina did his bit as he pledged to donate Rs. 52 lakh. The left-handed batsman donated Rs. 31 lakh to the PM’s fund and Rs. 21 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla (three months price of wage):
Bengal participant Laxmi Ratan Shukla contributed three months’ wage to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Richa Ghosh (Rs. 1 Lakh):
16-year-old Richa Ghosh, who represented India within the just lately concluded Women’s T20 World Cup, donated Rs. 1 lakh in direction of the Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
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