Ajinkya Rahane donates Rs 10 lakh for the fight against Covid

Tanya Simon
March 29, 2020

From the Tokyo Olympics to IPL 2020, the majority of the sporting events have either been postponed or cancelled in the wake of the pandemic.

On Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it will donate Rs 51 crore towards Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund. "It's time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19". I'm pledging?52 lakh for the fight against Corona (?31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund &?21 lakh to the UP CM's Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too.

Suresh Raina contributes whopping amount: The Indian batsman made the announcement on his official Twitter handle.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 50 lakh, while former India player Suresh Raina has chipped in with Rs 52 lakh.

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Like numerous other countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Britain has brought in strict social distancing measures. Some 1.5 million clinically susceptible individuals have been suggested to defend themselves at house for 12 weeks.

Raina will join the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side in case the IPL season commences this season but the chances of that happening seem very bleak as the dreaded virus has already infected over 900 people in the country.

Apart from Raina, Sachin Tendulkar has also donated Rs 50 lakh towards the battle against coronavirus. Raina practiced with Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Piyush Chawla among others in the first week of March before the camp was suspended due to coronavirus outbreak.

India went right into a 21-day "total lockdown" at midnight on Tuesday, with anybody ignoring the order going through as much as two years in jail and a superb.

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