India is surviving difficult times as the country is fighting with the second wave of the coronavirus. The situation in India is terrifying, to say the least, as daily more than three lakh positive Covid-19 cases are being reported along with over three thousand deaths. The same has also caused a medical emergency in the country as there is a severe dearth of medical equipment, oxygen supply, and other essentials.
Seeing the plight of the country, many cricketers including the likes of Pat Cummins, Brett Lee, Shreevats Goswami, and Sheldon Jackson have come forward to donate and help the affected people. Notably, all the aforementioned players are participating in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Meanwhile, IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals managed to win the hearts of millions of Indian citizens as they become the first team to show solidarity to the people of India by donating for the noble cause. RR donated a staggering amount of INR 7.5 crore towards Covid relief. The franchise released a statement to let people aware of their noble deeds by releasing an official statement on their Twitter handle.
The statement by the franchise also clarified that all the players and the team management have contributed to collect the whooping amount. “BAT works closely with the Indian Government on many initiatives – especially in the area of skills and education. The Trust’s founder, Prince Charles, launched an emergency ‘Oxygen for India’ appeal, which is currently focused on acquisition and distribution of oxygen concentrators, devices that can provide the enriched gas straight from the air, to treat patients when hospital supplies are under strain,” the statement read.
Rajasthan Royals announce a contribution of over $1 milion from their owners, players and management to help with immediate support to those impacted by COVID-19. This will be implemented through @RoyalRajasthanF and @britishasiantst.
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— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 29, 2021