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East Bengal to donate Rs 30 lakh to join the fight against COVID-19

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The Red and Golds will contribute to the state of West Bengal to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. They will be donating 30 lakhs to the Chief Minister’s relief fund and additionally be providing food for the groundsmen who work in Kolkata’s maiden grounds.

East Bengal is the second football club form West Bengal to donate for the fight against the novel coronavirus, Mohun Bagan being the first one to do so. The latter donated 20 lakhs for the cause.

Talking to reporters, East Bengal senior official Debabrata Sarkar announced that next week the club would donate at least Rs 30 lakhs to the West Bengal Chief Minister’s fund to combat COVID-19.

East Bengal announced on 29 March that they will also take care of the ground staff of the Maidaan area who worked at the various clubs in the area, taking care of the playing fields and canteens. As the clubs have shut their doors due to the ongoing pandemic, their livelihoods have come under risk, reports The TGF.

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