28 Mar

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has contributed Rs 51 crore (US$7.1 million) to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country. A press release announced that Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary and Office Bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with the affiliated state associations would donate the money 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. Earlier on Saturday India batsman Suresh Raina  took to Twitter to announce that he has donated Rs 52 lakh (US$72,800) to fight the pandemic. On Friday, Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the pandemic.

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