IPL 2021: Cricket Australia donates USD 50,000 to India for COVID-19 relief

Cricket Australia also encouraged all Australians to contribute and donate for India's cause.

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc in India with as many as 4 lakh cases being reported on a daily basis. With the entire nation in a state of perpetual panic and uncertainty, there have been a lot of donations and contributions from around the world. Sportspersons and especially cricketers taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been donating generously for COVID-19 relief.

Apart from Indians, Australians have been on the forefront of donations. Pat Cummins started it all off by contributing USD 50,000 while commentator Brett Lee donated 1 BitCoin. Now, Cricket Australia (CA) has donated USD 50,000 for the cause. They announced the same in a statement released on Twitter.

Cricket Australia announce donation to India

Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia took to Twitter to write about the donation saying, “Australian Cricket will throw its support behind the India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal by partnering with the ACA Players and UNICEF Australia to raise much needed funds.

Further, CA CEO Nick Hockley released a statement about the contribution saying, “Australians and Indians share a special bond and, for many, our mutual love of cricket is central to that friendship. It has been distressing and saddening to learn of the suffering of so many of our Indian sisters and brothers during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and our hearts go out to everyone impacted.”

“We were all deeply moved by the sentiments expressed and donations given by Pat Cummins and Brett Lee over the past week. In that same spirit, we are proud to partner with UNICEF Australia to raise funds that will help the people of India by providing the health system with much-needed oxygen, testing equipment and vaccines,” he signed off.

This gesture of Cricket Australia has been praised and continues to be praised by many around the world.

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