In a bid to help India which is currently grappling with the second wave of Covid-19, Australian Cricket Media has come forward to contribute $4200 to help the country fight the pandemic.
Taking to Twitter, journalist Ben Horne wrote-
“The Australian cricket media has a special affection for India and its great people who are suffering deeply at this time,”
“The Australian Cricket Media Association has made a small donation of $4200 to the Give Foundation https://covid.giveindia.org Please support in any way you can.”
The Australian cricket media has a special affection for India and its great people who are suffering deeply at this time. The Australian Cricket Media Association has made a small donation of $4200 to the Give Foundation https://t.co/XK7VHCy7EL Please support in any way you can
— Ben Horne (@BenHorne8) April 30, 2021
Several noted cricket personalities have come forward to help India fight the pandemic. Australian pacer Pat Cummins pledged $50000 towards the PM Cares Relief Fund while former Australian cricketer Brett Lee has donated 1 bitcoin towards the Crypto Relief Fund.
Earlier in the day, West Indies and Punjab Kings swashbuckler Nicholas Pooran announced that he will be donating a part of his IPL salary to help India fight the pandemic.
“Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation. #PrayForIndia,” Pooran tweeted.
India’s Sreevats Goswami has also extended his helping hand by donating as many as Rs 90,000 towards charities that assist patients in procuring oxygen cylinders and ventilators.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has also donated Rs 1 Crore towards ‘Mission Oxygen’ while IPL franchises like Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have also announced donations to several relief funds.
Tendulkar took to his official Twitter account where he wrote:
“The second wave of Covid has put our healthcare system under immense pressure. Providing oxygen for a large number of serious Covid patients is the need of the hour. It is heartening to see how people are rising to the occasion”
“A group of 250+ young entrepreneurs have launched Mission Oxygen to raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country. “I have helped by contributing to the cause and hope that their effort soon reaches out to many more hospitals across India. Your support when I was playing was invaluable and helped me succeed. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone that is working hard to fight this pandemic.”