Sri Lanka Cricket comes forward and donates LKR 25 million to battle COVID-19 crisis

Sri Lanka was due to play host to England for a two-match Test series this month.

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Akash Ghosh

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In the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus, the world has come to a standstill. There has been a global panic due to the outbreak of the contagious virus. Situations are getting worse day by day and certain sections of the society are coming forward to help the lesser privileged ones.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the cricketing the body of Sri Lankan national cricket team on Monday, decided to donate a hefty amount of money to the government of Sri Lanka in order to help the government take actions against the global pandemic.

Sri Lanka Cricket donated LKR 25 million to the nation’s government in hope to assist the government in fighting with the virus. So far, the country has seen five deaths due to the virus. If steps are not taken now then the virus that spread much more causing more casualties.

SLC to help Sri Lankan government to get rid of the COVID-19 threat

SLC after granting the sum of money released a statement via their official Twitter handle. The tweet read, “Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken a decision to grant a sum of LKR 25 million to the Government to help its efforts toward combating the Covid-19 pandemic, which has created a national health crisis.”

Along with the tweet, SLC had also attached a press release to give further insight into the whole situation developing in the country. As per the press release, the granted money was directly handed over to the government immediately. Accordingly, the grant will be handed over to the government immediately.

Sri Lanka Cricket, whilst understanding the gravity of the ongoing health problem, has also taken several other steps to provide its fullest assistance to the Government in order to combat the crisis”, the press release revealed.

Sri Lanka was due to play host to England for a two-match Test series this month. The English team has also arrived on the shores of the island nation and played two practice games. But, unfortunately, the series had to be called off keeping in mind the safety of everybody involved. The outbreak of coronavirus has led to massive loss of life across the globe. The virus which originated in China has caused death to more than 15000 people across the globe.