Rajasthan Royals donation: The Indian Premier League franchise has become the first one to publicly donate regarding COVID-19 in India.
Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals have come forward to offer monetary help towards India’s fight against COVID-19. Royals have followed the likes of Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Pat Cummins and former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee to contribute towards amid the 14th season of the Indian Premier League.
Currently playing a league match against defending champions Mumbai Indians, Royals issued a statement on their official website stating that they have donated INR 7.5 crore (over $1mn) towards COVID relief.
In addition to the record-breaking number of cases which India is experiencing on a daily basis, the shortage of hospital beds and oxygen cylinders have been further adding to their woes.
The fund has been generated by a collective effort from Royals’ players, team owners, team management and RRF (Royal Rajasthan Foundation) in partnership with BAT (British Asian Trust).
“The funds raised by Rajasthan Royals will help pan India, with an initial focus on the state of Rajasthan, where the RRF, chaired by Ranjit Barthakur, has numerous initiatives it continued to support,” said Rajasthan Royals in a statement.
The statement further mentioned that their primary focus would be to work on providing oxygen at this critical juncture.
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