Delhi Capitals donation: Delhi Capitals have become the second Indian Premier League franchise to donate for COVID relief work.
Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals have become the second franchise to announce a donation towards India’s fight against the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Capitals’ announcement came hours after Rajasthan Royals made a similar announcement across their social media accounts.
Capitals, who had finished as the runners-up in IPL 2020 held in the UAE, have come forward to contribute a handsome amount of INR 1.5 crore.
In addition to a record-breaking number of cases which India is experiencing on a daily basis at the moment, the shortage of hospital beds and oxygen cylinders have been further adding to their woes.
Delhi Capitals donation
In a series of tweets that Capitals posted, they revealed that they are contributing towards two NCR-based NGOs namely Hemkunt Foundation and Uday Foundation.
“The donations will be used to procure essential medical supplies, ranging from oxygen cylinders and concentrators to COVID Wellness Kits,” Capitals said in a statement.
Delhi Capitals and its patrons, the @JSWFoundation & GMR Varalakshmi Foundation are offering financial support amounting to INR 1.5 Cr to NCR based NGOs, the @Hemkunt_Fdn and the @UdayFoundation. #DilDikhaDilli #YehHaiNayiDilli @DelhiAirport pic.twitter.com/5brZ3o2NnP
— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks😷) (@DelhiCapitals) April 29, 2021
Thank you 🙏🏼
— Hemkunt Foundation (@Hemkunt_Fdn) April 29, 2021
Slated to face Kolkata Knight Riders in their seventh IPL 2021 match in Ahmedabad tonight, Capitals are currently at the third position on the points table with four wins and two losses in front of their names.
Captained by India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant this season, Delhi continue to search for their maiden IPL title. There is no hiding to the fact that they are among the three franchises who have played in the IPL since its inception but are yet to win a title.