COVID-19: Cricket Australia Donates $50,000 To Help India Fight Pandemic
New Delhi: Cricket Australia on Monday pledged 50,000 Australian dollars to support India’s fight against the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has also promised to also raise more funds in partnership with its players’ association and UNICEF.
Cricket Australia will make an initial donation of $50,000 and encourage Australians everywhere to give generously at this critical time in India’s COVID-19 response.
“Australians and Indians share a special bond and, for many, our mutual love of cricket is central to that friendship. It has been distressing and saddening to learn of the suffering of so many of our Indian sisters and brothers during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and our hearts go out to everyone impacted,” Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO said in an official statement.
“We were all deeply moved by the sentiments expressed and donations given by Pat Cummins and Brett Lee over the past week. In that same spirit, we are proud to partner with UNICEF Australia to raise funds that will help the people of India by providing the health system with much-needed oxygen, testing equipment and vaccines,” he added.
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 2, 2021
India’s daily cases have been upwards of 3 lakh on most days for the past couple of weeks and have also breached the 4 lakh mark.