Delhi Capitals have announced that they will be offering a financial help of INR 1.5 crores for Covid-19 relief. The franchise took to their social media handle to reveal the announcement on Thursday. India has been hit hard by the second wave of Covid-19 as more than 40,000 people have died in the last three weeks.Also Read - IND Squads For T20I's vs SA: Twitterverse Not Impressed With Tripathi, Samson's Exclusion | See Tweets
Furthermore, more than 3,00000 Covid-19 positive cases are getting reported every day, which is a worrying sign. Thus, DC has decided to offer INR 1.5 crores to NCR based NGOs, Hemkunt Foundation and Uday Foundation. Also Read - IND vs SA, ENG Squad Announcement: Umran, Arshdeep In T20 Squad; Dhawan, Mohsin Snubbed; Pujara Comes Back In Tests
The post read as, “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”. Also Read - BCCI Selectors Meeting LIVE Updates, IND Squad Announcement: Umran, Arshdeep Earn T20 Call, Pujara Comes Back For Tests
Delhi Capitals becomes the second IPL franchise to make a contribution towards the Covid-19 relief. Earlier, in the day Rajasthan Royals decided to donate a huge sum of INR 7.5 crores to help India battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is good to note that the franchises have taken a stand and are contributing towards the noble cause. The other six franchises are also expected to make their contributions.
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins had started the initiative as he donated $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund earlier in the week. Subsequently, former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who is on commentary duties in India, decided to donate 1 BitCoin (INR 43 lakhs) towards the Crypto Relief to help India battle the shortage of Oxygen.
These are tough times for everyone and if the players and franchise can make their respective donations, it will certainly help the country in its fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals is currently playing their seventh match of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. DC skipper Rishabh Pant has won the toss and he has opted to field first.