Australian Cricket Media Association donated $4,200 to India's fight against COVID

Australian Cricket Media Association donated $4,200 to India’s fight against COVID

The news arrived with Ben Horne, a journalist revealing it on Twitter.

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In the last few weeks, there has been a significant upsurge in COVID cases in India. Due to this, there has been massive pressure on the healthcare system. There has been a shortage of oxygen cylinders in some places while there are some parts of the country where proper health care facilities are not reaching. Amidst all of this, there have been relief funds coming in help from across the country and even in some cases, from outside. 

On Friday, it was announced that the Australian Cricket Media Association has contributed an amount of $ 4,200 to an organization called Give Foundation. This donation comes after Australian cricketer Pat Cummins and former cricketer Brett Lee made sizable donations to help India fight against coronavirus. 

The second wave of the coronavirus has shaken the country very badly. In the past week, more than 3 Lakh cases are being registered each day. This has created a lot of tension within the country. The announcement of the donation by the Australian Cricket Media Association was done by journalist, Ben Horne. 

In a tweet, Horne said that the Aussie media fraternity has a lot of affection for the Indian people. He acknowledged the sufferings and revealed about the donation. “The Australian cricket media has a special affection for India and its great people who are suffering deeply at this time. The Australian Cricket Media Association has made a small donation of $4200 to the Give Foundation Please support in any way you can”

Sachin Tendulkar, Brett Lee, and Pat Cummins also made contributions recently to the COVID fight

A few days back, Cummins made a contribution of $ 50,000 to the PM CARES fund for the supply of oxygen. Lee donated 1 BTC (Bitcoin), which is currently valued at around 41 Lakhs. Their contributions were followed up by a donation by Sachin Tendulkar to the Mission Oxygen initiative, of an undisclosed amount.

Bengal and Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer Shreevats Goswami also made a contribution of INR 90,000 for the same cause and urged his followers to also make donations. As India continues to fight, there has been help coming from all corners of the world. 

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