The news that IPL 2020 is most likely to be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been doing the rounds on social media since Monday morning. There have been calls for support from various factions of the Indian society as the number of coronavirus positive cases keep rising daily. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the establishment of the Prime Minister's Relief Fund by the name of 'PM Cares' which has received a lot of donations from businessmen, celebrities, students and industrialists.
Chairman of the @TheJSWGroup and chairperson of @JSWFoundation Papa @sajjanjindal and Ma @SangitaSJindal have decided to increase the @TheJSWGroup contribution to @narendramodi ji’s PM - CARES to Rs 100 crores - more to come.Proud to be a JSWite, proud to be Indian - JAI HIND pic.twitter.com/sqW5ceWXsi— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) March 29, 2020
Delhi Capitals and Bengaluru FC owners - JSW - have pledged to donate ₹100 crore to the Prime Minister's relief fund. Delhi Capitals had strengthened their squad in the auction that was held earlier. Shreyas Iyer was set to lead Delhi Capitals this season as well. However, he might have to wait for another year to guide Delhi Capitals to the trophy as IPL 2020 is most likely to be suspended due to the coronavirus threat.
I am extremely proud of our industrial leaders, who are rising to the occasion and contributing towards a healthy India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2020
Thank you to @TheJSWGroup. The poorest of the poor will benefit from their remarkable gesture. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/YjzSiPCLpo