Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings has lent a helping hand to the Tamil Nadu government to fight against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Chennai Super Kings pledged to donate 450 oxygen concentrators to the Tamil Nadu government to overcome the issue for critical patients. The yellow army had performed well in the recently-concluded IPL 2021 before the BCCI suspended after a handful of players tested positive.
Chennai Super Kings director R Srinivasan handed over the oxygen concentrators to the state’s Chief Minister MK Stalin, with Rupa Gurunath, the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, also present. The equipment would be utilized for treating the COVID patients in the government hospitals Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC)-run covid care centers.
The three-time champions have collaborated with the Bhoomika Trust, an NGO involved in covid relief operations, to obtain the oxygen concentrators. The first consignment of the oxygen concentrators arrived and the remaining is anticipated to reach next week. CSK CEO Mr KS Viswanathan wants to support the people of Chennai, the heartbeat of the Super Kings, in the best possible way.
“The people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu form the very heartbeat of the Super Kings and we want them to know that we are all together in this fight against the pandemic,” Viswanathan said as quoted by India Today.
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The yellow army themselves had experienced the effects of the virus in their camp, with bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and batting coach Michael Hussey testing positive in Delhi. It all started on Monday when Kolkata Knight Riders announced that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing positive on Sunday, followed by SunRisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra suffering the same fate. It prompted the BCCI to postpone the tournament indefinitely.