IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Thursday announced that they are donating Rs 7.5 crore to help the people in India who are impacted by the surge of COVId-19.
“Rajasthan Royals is pleased to announce a contribution of 7.5 crores towards COVID-19 to provide immediate support to the people in India who are impacted by the surge of COVID-19”, RR said in an official statement. The RR franchise will be making the contribution to the social cause through the team’s philanthropic foundation- the Rajasthan Royals Foundation- and the British Asian Trust.
“The funds raised by RR will help people across India with an initial focus on the State Of Rajasthan where the RRF, Chaired by Ranjit Barthakur, has numerous initiatives it continues to support,” the franchise said in its statement.
“Having the team players & its owners come together has enabled this initiative to reach the scale it has, providing air to tackle the current crisis and help people get the single most pressing necessity at this time – Oxygen,” the Royals concluded.
The announcement comes just two days after Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins who is a part of the KKR team donated a whopping $50,000 to the PM Cares fund to help in the fight against COVID-19. Former Australia pacer turned commentator Brett Lee has also contributed by donating one bitcoin to help India with “the purchase of oxygen supplied for hospitals across the country”. The value of 1 Bitcoin comes to approximately 40, 95,991 Rupees.
Taking to Twitter Brett Lee wrote, “India has always been like a second home for me. The love & affection that I have always received from the people of India both during my professional career & even after my retirement, holds a very special place in my heart. It saddens me deeply to see India’s people suffering due to the ongoing Pandemic. Now, this is the time to be united & ensure we do as much as we can to help the needy people”.