BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 crore to fight against coronavirus. But a tweet from the franchise’s official handle did not reveal which exact relief fund the donation was made to. This way, SRH has become one of the forebearers in providing aid to relief efforts in the country from the cricket fraternity.
Sunrisers’ star batsman David Warner praised the gesture by writing “How good is this well done Sun TV Group @SunRisers”.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 9, 2020
Several cricketers have joined forces to help fight the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has now claimed 23 lives in India.
Suresh Raina pledged Rs 52 lakh to combat the deadly virus, stating that he would be transferring Rs 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund while the rest will be donated to UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund. Former India captains Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have also donated Rs 50 lakh each for the cause while the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) pledged Rs 25 lakh to the West Bengal government. CAB president Avishek Dalmiya has decided to contribute Rs 5 lakh.
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a donation of Rs 51 crore towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) which has been set up by Narendra Modi to “contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities”.