The COVID situation in India is getting concerning with each passing day. The crumbling health infrastructure, lack of facilities and the pace at which the Coronavirus is spreading has got the country in a state of medical emergency. In these testing times, the world has come forward to help India battle its worst crisis.
The cricket fraternity has also been very humble and donated with open arms. The latest to join the bandwagon is Cricket Australia who will be making an initial donation of $50,000. They will also raise more funds in partnership with its players’ Association and UNICEF.
“Australian Cricket will throw its support behind India’s COVID-19 Crisis Appeal, with Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketers; Association and UNICEF Australia partnering to raise much needed funds,” CA said in a statement.
“Australian Cricket has been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by this second coronavirus wave to hit India, a country with which Australians share a strong friendship and connection.
“Cricket Australia will make an initial donation of AUD 50,000 and encourage Australians everywhere to give generously at this crucial time in India’s COVID-19 response.”
The funds that will be raised by Cricket Australia will go to UNICEF Australia who will utilize it in the relief operations in India. CA further revealed that UNICEF Australia is installing Oxygen plants in Indian hospitals to treat critically ill patients.
“UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal is procuring and installing Oxygen Generation Plants in hospitals to treat seriously ill patients, providing testing equipment in heavily impacted districts and supporting the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX initiative,” the CA added.
Earlier, Pat Cummins donated $50,000 in India’s battle against the Coronavirus which was followed by Brett Lee and several other cricketers and franchises coming forward and aiding India in their struggle against the pandemic.
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