The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has contributed a sum of Rs. 51 Crores to the PM-CARES Fund which is an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to combat the deadly COVID-19 which has spread its tentacles all over the world.
Meanwhile, former Indian skipper and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has pledged to distribute rice worth Rs 50 lakh while Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar (Rs. 50 lakh each) and Suresh Raina (Rs. 52 lakh) have come forward to lend a helping hand during this need of the hour.
Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday pledged to donate a sum of Rs. 10 lakh.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, it was announced by the national cricket board that they have made the necessary contribution from their end and also attached a screenshot of the Payment Order reference and the Account Statement for the same. The BCCI also tagged the cricket board's Secretary Jay Shah, President as well as former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, and the Treasurer Arun Dhumal.
Even the cricket fans came forward and hailed the BCCI after they came forward for a noble cause.
This is wonderful.. 🙌👏— Cricket Fanatic🏏 (@ACricfanatic) March 30, 2020
Respect— piku (@PrakashGalani) March 30, 2020
🙌✌️👏👏— Dhoni Tharane 2️⃣ ||Soorarai Pottru✈️ (@Tharane_twetz) March 30, 2020
With the IPL postponed, the tournament has now been moved from March 29 to April 15. However, looking at the current situation, the fate of IPL 2020 still hangs in the balance. While speaking to an Indian news agency, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly recently said that the fate of IPL 2020 remains undecided. He said that he has no answer to whether the tournament will take place this year. The former India captain ruled out the possibility of scheduling the IPL 2020 3-4 months later considering the prevailing situation around the globe.