‘Lots of respect’ – Twitter hails BCCI for donating INR 51 Crore to aid in the battle against Coronavirus

India is currently under a 21-day lockdown as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has taken nearly 25,000 lives across the globe

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Board of Control for Cricket in India. (Photo by Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images)

The wrath of Coronavirus has severely affected the lives of lakhs of individuals across the globe. The pandemic has put a halt to all the human activities and several governments have been forced to implement a lockdown in their respective countries. The whole world is suffering from the pandemic and amid these trying times, many individuals are coming forward and extending their support in the battle against the life-threatening virus.

Amid this crisis, Ratan Tata’s Tata Trusts received the applauds after contributing an astounding amount of INR 500 crores to battle against the pandemic. Suresh Raina also donated INR 52 lakhs towards the Relief Fund which was set up to encounter the ongoing crisis. Amid all the donations, BCCI, on Saturday, also joined the list and donated a staggering amount of INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund at a time when the whole country is enduring the spread of Covid-19.


India is currently under a 21-day lockdown as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has taken nearly 25,000 lives across the globe. In India, the number of people who have been infected by the virus is close to being 1000. At the moment, 24 deaths have been registering across the country while 85 have recovered from the virus. In such trying times, BCCI has extended massive support to diminish the outbreak of the pandemic in the country and the whole world is expecting the virus to curb down as soon as possible.

The whole world is currently grappling against Coronavirus outbreak

“Mr Sourav Ganguly and Mr Jay Shah, along with the affiliated state associations on Saturday announced to donate INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens,” said a statement issued by the body.

This move of BCCI was lauded by many individuals on Twitter and appreciation poured in from everywhere for the cricket body. While some hailed BCCI for their noble act, some also appreciated Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah for their decision to donate such a hefty amount in the time of a crisis situation.