The BCCI on Saturday contributed Rs 51 crore towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic. © AFP
The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Sunday said it would donate Rs 50 lakh each to the central government and the state government for their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “KSCA through BCCI wish to contribute Rs 50 Lakhs to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund and Rs 50 Lacs toward CM Karnataka Government State relief fund,” said a KSCA spokesperson.
“The KSCA will continue to monitor and work closely with Government of Karnataka and other state regulatory bodies and we are committed to provide any other necessary support to the state machinery,” the spokesperson added.
The pandemic has killed more than 30,000 worldwide including 25 in India.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday contributed Rs 51 crore towards fighting the health crisis.
Besides KSCA, the state associations who have come forward to help include Cricket Association of Bengal, Mumbai Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket Association.