Cricketers who have donated to battle COVID-19
Cricketers and Sports person through the world have committed to battle COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has resulted in increasing demand for better health facilities all over the world. Here are some of the cricketers who have committed to donate and help in battling the covid-19 pandemic:
Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has committed to donate Rs. 50 Lakh to the Relief Funds to battle COVID-19. He has donated 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund & Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Tendulkar has been quite regular with the charity works that he does. He has never hesitated to support the causes and fulfilled his duties.
Suresh Raina has contributed Rs. 52 lakh out of which 31 Lakh will go the PM-Care Relief Fund while 21 Lakh will go the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Suresh Raina is one of those cricketers who came forward the earliest to support the noble cause. He also urged others to support the cause and pledge their donations to the relief funds as the government tries to battle coronavirus.
Virat Kohli in an Instagram post announced that he and Anushka Sharma have committed to support the PM-CARES Fund & Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). He, however, did not disclose the amount of support as his personal preference. Charity is meant to be done in silence and we hope Virat Kohli has followed the same principle. Virat Kohli is the current Indian team captain.
Sourav Ganguly will donate Rs. 50 Lakh worth rice to underprivileged. He is doing the initiative with Lal Baba Rice. He will donate to the people who have been shifted to government schools amid the Covid-19 crisis. Sourav Ganguly is serving his first term as BCCI President. What a gesture, Dada!
Gautam Gambhir has committed Rs. 50 Lakh towards COVID-19 Pandemic. He wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, informing him about the donation and to help if any more things are needed. Gautam Gambhir is a sitting parliament minister from Delhi. Also worth noticing that Gautam Gambhir has involved himself various activities for social welfare in Delhi.
Sixteen-year-old Indian Cricketer Richa Ghosh who took part in the T20 World Cup representing India has committed Rs. 1 Lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in West Bengal. Keeping the spirit alive, Richa has become the first woman cricketer to donate for the cause. What a great gesture, Richa!
The COVID-19 pandemic not limited to only some countries. As a matter of fact, Pakistan Cricketers have decided to donate Rs 5 million to Pakistan government emergency fund to battle COVID-19. Also, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s employees are also to donate their one day salaries.
We hope that these donations are able to help the governments in their battle to fight COVID-19. Various other cricketers will further donate to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on Alley Sport – http://alleysport.com