BCCI should donate at least 5 crores for the families of Pulwama Attacks victims: chief CK Khanna
I am also going to request the state associations and the IPL franchise owners.
Updated - Feb 17, 2019 3:42 pm
The date of February 14, 2019, will be remembered as one of the darkest days in the history of India. On Thursday, when the entire country was engrossed in the glee and excitement of Valentine’s Day, the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir was a witness to a shocking development which saw the death of at least 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers.
Following the horrendous occurring DSport withdrew as the broadcaster of the Pakistan Super Super League (PSL). While condolences have poured in for the families of the martyred soldiers, people have also condemned the incident. A number of cricketers have also come forward and made contributions.
Our heartfelt condolences to the families
In the meantime, CK Khanna, the acting president of the Board of Control for CrIcket in India (BCCI) mentioned the board should contribute at least five crores for the wounded families. He wrote a letter to the Committee of Administrators (CoA), expressing his views as per reports in DNA.
“We are saddened and join our fellow Indian citizens in condemning the dastardly Pulwama Terror attack. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers. I request the Committee of Administrators that BCCI should contribute at least Rs 5 crore through the appropriate government agencies to the families of the martyred soldiers,” Khanna wrote.
Khanna also mentioned that he would be putting forth his request of contributions to the IPL franchises. “I am also going to request the state associations and the respective Indian Premier League franchise owners to consider making contributions,” he remarked.
Furthermore, Khanna talked about observing a two-minute silence for the martyred soldiers in the upcoming cricketing fixtures in India.
“As a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Force personnel martyred in the terror attack, we should observe a two-minute silence during the first match of the India vs Australia series starting February 24, and during the opening ceremony/inaugural match of the Indian Premier League starting March 23,” Khanna added.