As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday, donated INR 51 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to support the nation’s battle against COVID-19 pandemic, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) too stepped forward to contribute INR 1 Crore – INR 50 lakhs each to the Central Government and the State government.
According to the press statement released by the state cricket board, “KSCA through BCCI wishes to contribute INR 50 Lakhs to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund & INR 50 lakhs towards Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.”
It also added, “The donation to the Prime Minister’s Fund and the Chief Minister’s Fund is towards strengthening the central and state in this disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect the citizens.”
“The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-1) is first and foremost a public health emergency and the KSCA is firm to support and assist in this regard.”
“The KSCA will continue to monitor and work closely with Government of Karnataka and other state regulatory bodies. We are committed to provide any other necessary support to the state machinery.”