The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has created a sense of panic amongst the people. As a precautionary measure, WHO has advised people to stay home and maintain personal hygiene. Thus, all the cricketing activities also came to a standstill.
While every state is trying its best to stop the spread of this virus, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to donate Rs 25 lakh towards the West Bengal government’s emergency relief fund to help combat with this pandemic.
“In these uncertain times of COVID-19 when all our focus and resources have been on combating and eradicating this pandemic, the Cricket Association of Bengal has come forward and decided to donate a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the state administration in Corona Aid,” CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
“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,” he added.
Dalmiya then talked about how it is the government’s responsibility as he said, “It is the government’s responsibility to take immediate measures to isolate towns and cities, districts and divisions where the virus is spreading, including lockdowns wherever necessary. It is also a must to provide testing kits, masks, and other equipment to hospitals.”
There have been over 500 cases of this virus in India and over 4,36,000 people are infected across the globe with the death toll going over 19,500.
(With IANS inputs)