The international cricketers and cricket bodies announce funding to fight against Coronavirus.
Pakistani cricketers announced to donate Rs five million to Prime Minister Imran Khan led government’s emergency fund to fight Coronavirus. Pakistan Cricket board office staff would donate one day’s salary to the fund allocated to fight against Coronavirus
According to a statement, general managers and above would donate two days’ salary to the fund.
Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian player, also donated Dh18 million, Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that the Cricket Association of Bengal which he represented would donate around Dh9 million to the West Bengal state administration to support the fight against Coronavirus.
A sum of Dh480,000 was donated by the Sri Lankan Cricket to Bangladeshi government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “Sri Lanka Cricket has also taken several other steps to provide its fullest assistance to the Government in order to combat the crisis,” said the cricket officials,”.
The cricketers also announced to donate laryngoscopes which were essential to treat coronavirus patients. This equipment was ordered from overseas and would be handed over by Sri Lanka cricketers as soon as the purchases arrived in Sri Lanka.