The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Sunday said it would donate Rs 50 lakh each to the central government and the state government for their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - When Are COVID-19 Patients Most Infectious? Read on to Know

“KSCA through BCCI wishes to contribute Rs 50 Lakhs to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund and Rs 50 Lacs toward CM Karnataka Government State relief fund,” said a KSCA spokesperson. Also Read - Pakistan Cricketers Will be Deported From New Zealand if There's Further COVID-19 Protocol Breach

“The donation is towards strengthening the central and state in this disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect the citizens. Also Read - When Will Schools in Delhi be Reopened? Read What Health Minister Satyendar Jain Has to Say

“The KSCA will continue to monitor and work closely with the Government of Karnataka and other state regulatory bodies and we are committed to providing any other necessary support to the state machinery,” the spokesperson added.

The pandemic has killed more than 30,000 worldwide including 25 in India.

The BCCI on Saturday contributed Rs 51 crore towards fighting the health crisis.

Besides KSCA, the state associations who have come forward to help include the Cricket Association of Bengal, Mumbai Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket Association.

(With Agency inputs)