Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have come up with a heartwarming gesture to help the families of Pulwama Bravehearts.
Ticket proceeds of CSK’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, slated to be held at Chepauk on March 23, will go to the kin of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the February 14 terror attack, said CSK’s director Rakesh Singh.
“Our captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary lieutenant colonel of the Indian Territorial Army, will present the cheque,” he added.
Tickets to the highly-anticipated clash between MS Dhoni-led CSK and Virat Kohli’s RCB were sold out within hours on the opening day of sale.
On Monday, it was announced that military bands will perform at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium ahead of the IPL 2019 opening game.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will also contribute Rs. 20 crore for the welfare of the armed forces in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, where 44 CRPF personnel were killed.
Representatives from the Indian Armed Forces have been invited for the match, which will also be attended by the three members of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).