Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 crores to the coronavirus relief fund. But a tweet from the franchise’s official handle did not reveal which exact relief fund the donation was made to. This way, SRH has become one of the forebearers in providing aid to relief efforts in the country from the cricket fraternity.
“Sun TV Group (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.10 Crores towards Corona Covid-19 relief measures,” tweeted the franchise.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 9, 2020
Several cricketers have joined forces in the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has now claimed 186 lives in India.
Suresh Raina contributed Rs 52 lakh to combat the deadly virus, stating that he has transferred Rs 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund while the rest was donated to UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund. Former India captains Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar have also given Rs 50 lakh each for the cause while the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) pledged Rs 25 lakh to the West Bengal government.
Maharashtra Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket association followed CAB’s way and contributed to their respective state governments as well.
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) donated a sum of Rs 51 crore towards the PM-CARES Fund which has been set up by Narendra Modi to “contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities”.