The Covid-19 has completely taken over the nation and has stunned the citizens of India. The outbreak of the deadly virus has brought the citizens of India in a state of worry. PM Narendra Modi set up a Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund to fight for the battle against the pandemic. The aim of this virus is to “contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities.”
Many sports stars, including the likes of Suresh Raina, have come in front of the battle the pandemic. Today the wealthiest cricketing board of the World BCCI opened its purse to support the nation in need of the hour.
BCCI donates a fortune:
The most vibrant cricketing board of the World has donated a fortune to the PM CARES fund. The BCCI gave a massive amount of 51 crores to the funds. The Board of Cricket Control in India released a statement. The statement read, “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.
“The BCCI will contribute to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative, which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations.
“The Board, along with its state associations will continue to monitor and work closely with the Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies and are committed to providing support to the state machinery in the face of adversity.”
The statement was jointly issued by the BCCI President Mr. Sourav Ganguly, along with Mr. Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary of the board, in association with the Office Bearers of BCCI and all the affiliated state associations.
State Board also come forward:
Other than the large donation by the BCCI, even various state boards have also come forward to support the PM Cares fund. The Bengal Cricket board donated 25 Lakhs, whereas the Saurashtra Cricket Board and Maharashtra Cricket Board have also made a substantial amount of donations to the cause.
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