The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday donated as much as 51 Crores to Prime Minister Relief Fund ( Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund PM CARES fund) in order to help government in fighting against the rising Coronavirus disease.
“Mr Sourav Ganguly and Mr Jay Shah, along with the affiliated state associations on Saturday announced to donate INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens,” said a statement issued by the body.
India is currently in a 21-day lockdown due to spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic virus has take 21 lives globally and 19 in India currently. Above 1000 people have been affected by Coronavirus.
India’s every celebrity is currently doing their work by donating some amount of money to Government.
India’s richest sports body, BCCI also came forward with a donation of as much as INR 51 Crores to PM-CARES Fund ( Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund).
“The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-1) is first and foremost a public health emergency and the BCCI has a firm resolve that the nation gets all possible help to cope with the testing times,” it added.
Earlier from this, India batsman Suresh Raina also came with a generous donation.
Suresh Raina, despite not being in the team for so many time donated INR 52 Lakhs to PM-CARES Fund and UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund ( 31 Lakhs to PM-CARES and 21 Lakhs to UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund).
BCCI is the most richest Cricket board among all Cricket boards in the World.