The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) donated Rs 51 crore to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for disaster management in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary and Office Bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with the affiliated state associations on Saturday announced to donate INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens.
Previously, sports icons and sports bodies from India have come forward to lend their helping hand towards for people into their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. From Sachin Tendulkar to Hima Das and Dipa Karmakar have provided monetary relief and some of them, salaries to help people in this time of crisis.
But the BCCI, which is one of the wealthiest sporting bodies in the country, was yet to come out in the support and for this reason, Twitteratis were aggrieved. Infact, #ShameonBCCI trended on Saturday evening as netizens called out to show some generosity.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-1) is first and foremost a public health emergency and the BCCI has a firm resolve that the nation gets all possible help to cope with the testing times.
(With PTI inputs)