Cricket Association of Bengal to donate 25 lakhs to Emergency Relief Fund
XtraTime Web Desk: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Wednesday announced a sum of 25 lakhs will be donated to the Emergency Relief Fund for the crisis situation due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The CAB is perhaps the first state cricket body to make such an announcement. The amount will be donated to the state administration in Corona Aid.
“We are perhaps going through the darkest phase of human civilization when worldwide lives have been lost to Novel Corona Virus. Cricket stands for Unity. It also stands for humanity. Therefore, on behalf of CAB, we have decided to donate Rs 25 lakhs for now to the Emergency Relief Fund to be used in combating this disease. As a responsible institution, it is our duty to stand by the administration and help them eradicate this disease,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly also stood behind the State and Central Governments initiative to combat the pandemic.
According to Snehasish, “Thanks to the proactiveness of our government both at the state and centre; we have been successful in implementing a countrywide lockdown but a lot more needs to be done. Hence, we have come forward for the sake of the people in times of crisis.”
The BCCI President Sourav Gangulyon Tuesday offered the West Bengal State Government to use Eden Gardens indoor centre and dormitory as a quarantine centre if the situation deteriorates controlling the coronoavirus pandemic. The entire country is facing a lock-down till April 15 due to COVID-19 outbreak. The state government along with the Central Government is working with war footing to control the pandemic