Harley Medcalf raised notable amount of Rs 1,50,000 for the Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India. Former Australian Skipper Steve Waugh’s Manager Harley Medcalf raised an outstanding amount of Rs 1.5 lakh to help India’s specially-abled cricketers who are currently facing a financial crisis due to the lockdown placed to curb deadly COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India (PCCAI) secretary Ravi Chauhan on Wednesday, said, Medcalf took the initiative to help the specially-abled cricket players under the aegis of PCCAI. “When Medcalf came to know about the testing times of some of the disabled players of PCCAI, he decided to raise funds for these players.”
“The efforts that bore fruits and a sum of Rs 1,50,000- was collected. This money was transferred to 30 most needy players of PCCAI,” said Chauhan. “An amount of Rs 5,000 each have been granted to 30 disabled cricket players. This money has been directly transferred to their accounts,” added Chauhan.
According to Ravi Chauhan, There players struggled a lot to meet their basic needs. “Every help is God-send for these players and they will always be thankful for this,” added Chauhan. Australian skipper Steve Waugh’s manager came to know about PCCAI when he met these players earlier for a project he had undertaken.
Currently India is fighting against coronavirus pandemic. India reported 2,003 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the coronavirus toll to 11,903 on Wednesday. Also, with 10,974 fresh cases, the COVID-19 infections in the country rose to 3,54,065, which includes 1,55,227 active cases and 1,86 934 recoveries.