Coronavirus: Saurashtra Cricket Association Pledges To Donate Rs. 42 Lakh
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Coronavirus: Saurashtra Cricket Association Pledges To Donate Rs. 42 Lakh

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Saurashtra players after winning Ranji Trophy 2019-20 (Source: Twitter)

Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has pledged to donate Rs.42 lakh — 21 lakh to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and 21 lakh to the Chief Minister of Gujarat’s Relief Fund — to help the nation fight against the widespread of the novel coronavirus.

By Friday afternoon, the death toll has surpassed 24,000 across the globe, with over 540,000 tested positive. At least 125,000 people around the world have recovered from the deadly virus, but there still no significant development on finding a vaccine for the disease.

Saurashtra Cricket Association releases a statement on donation

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Saurashtra team (Source: Twitter)

It has been an eventful year for Saurashtra, who won their first Ranji trophy title, by beating Bengal in the final. They continue to set example by contributing a huge sum to fight against the coronavirus.

“The President Jaydev Shah and Secretary Himanshu Shah on behalf of Apex Council and members of Saurashtra Cricket Association declare donations of Rs 21 lacs to Prime Minister of India Relief Fund and Rs 21 lacs to Chief Minister of Gujarat Relief Fund,” Saurashtra Cricket Association said in a statement.

Former SCA secretary Niranjan Shah has urged citizens to stay safe and fit. He has also asked everyone to stay indoors.

“Saurashtra Cricket Association has all care & concern for citizens of India in the challenging situation of Novel Corona Virus Pandemic. We request and urge all Indians to stay indoors, stay fit and stay safe,” Shah said in a statement.

Coronavirus cases in India

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Fans sung Vande Mataram in Guwahati Stadium (Credits: Twitter)

As of now, 761 people have been tested positive with coronavirus in India. It is suspected that the toll can be even higher as a lot of people might still have not undergone tests. The death toll in the sub-continent, has however, increased to 20 with at least five people losing their life on Thursday.