Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed. (Source: Twitter)

In a bid to help their nation fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, the centrally contracted players from Pakistan cricket team, have come together to donate a huge amount of Rs. 5 million to their government emergency fund.

According to worldometers.info, Pakistan has recorded 1093 positive cases, with eight deaths. The recent cases have increased by 30.

Senior managers, General managers will also contribute

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2019
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani said apart from centrally-contracted players, the employees in the board, up to the senior manager level, will contribute their one day’s salary. Meanwhile, the general managers or on higher posts will give two days’ salary to the fund.

“The PCB will collect all these funds and deposit it to the government’s coronavirus fund,” he said.

“It is the history of the cricket board that we always stand by the government in difficult times,” Mani said.

PCB has given high performance centre to paramedical staffs

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PCB Chief Ehsan Mani. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board, had given its high performances centre in Karachi at the national stadium to be used by paramedical staff working at the special coronavirus hospital set up at the expo centre in the in the city, according to a report in PTI.

The PCB chairman has also reportedly said that even though the coronavirus has brought the world to a standstill, it is important for the nation to stand by the government, to take precautionary measure.