Kings XI Punjab pledge its contirbution to donate to PM CARES Fund in India’s fight against Coronavirus
BCCI also decided to donate INR 51 Crores to PM-Relief Cares fund.
Published - Apr 1, 2020 5:42 pm | Updated - Apr 1, 2020 5:52 pm
Cricket associations have come forward donating hefty amounts to the PM-CARES Relief fund in last one week to help the needy amid lockdown due to the Coronavirus. Now, Kings XI Punjab has also pledged to donate a sum to the relief funds in order to help the needy and underprivileged families.
Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the country due to woeful conditions. The government took such a stiff step to protect the citizens from the novel virus. After the announcement, the cricketing fraternity came out and donated big and hefty amounts to add some strength to the disaster management capacity of India as well as help the needy.
Sourav Ganguly provided rice worth INR 50 lakhs. Later on, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Mithali Raj and many more followed the footsteps of BCCI President and donated a big sum individually to PM-Cares Relief funds. Now, Kings XI Punjab has taken pledge to contribute some funds for the great cause. They also urged the fans to support the initiative.
We are happy to play our part in India’s battle: KXIP
KXIP took to their official Twitter handle and informed their fans about the same. They shared a post that read, “Acknowledging the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call, Kings XI Punjab has pledged its contribution to the #PMCARES fund in this fight against #COVID19. #SaddeFans, play your part and support this initiative! Smiling face with smiling eyes.” Recently, BCCI also decided to make a contribution of INR 51 crores to the PM-Cares Fund for the great cause.
Acknowledging the Hon'ble Prime Minister’s call, Kings XI Punjab has pledged its contribution to the #PMCARES fund in this fight against #COVID19. #SaddeFans, play your part and support this initiative! 😊#SaddaPunjab pic.twitter.com/Bu82F7P9yz
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 31, 2020
In the meantime, KXIP was set to take part in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League 2020. However, BCCI postponed the tournament to mid-April. After Indian Prime Minister announced a lockdown in the country till April 14, the league was dealt with a major blow.
The BCCI is yet to make the official decision over the commencement of the cash-rich league. As far as the current conditions are concerned the chances are quite slim that the board will take a risk of organizing tournament risking the lives of the players and spectators.