The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc in India at the moment. The second wave has led to a perpetual state of uncertainty and fear in the country. More than 4 lakh cases are being reported day by day resulting in various acute problems like shortage of oxygen and the unavailability of beds. At this juncture, celebrities and sportspersons have been donating and contributing their bit to help in COVID-19 relief.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) which was taking place with the employment of bio-bubbles has now been suspended indefinitely, meaning that there are no major sporting tournaments taking place in India at the moment. The reason for the same was the COVID-19 pandemic as well, as it breached the teams’ bio-bubbles leaving the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) no choice but to postpone the event.
Soon after the postponement and also before, players and franchises have been donated as aforementioned. Players like Pat Cummins came forward to donate while teams like Rajasthan Royals (RR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Delhi Capitals (DC) among others also contributed.
Chennai Super Kings donate to Chennai Corporation
Chennai Super Kings took to Twitter today to announce that they were donating 450 Oxygen concentrators to the Chennai Corporation through Bhoomika Trust. They wrote, “For the love of Namma Tamil Nadu, we are doing our bit by procuring 450 Oxygen concentrators to @chennaicorp, through Bhoomika trust. We are in this together.”
They then posted a picture of R Srinivasan, the director of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, handing over an Oxygen concentrator to newly elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin in the presence of Rupa Gurunath, the President of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).
They wrote, “Putting our best foot forward for Namma Tamizhagam! Pushing our wellness in hands with Hon. CM Mr. M.K. Stalin, as Mr. R. Srinivasan, Director, CSKCL, hands over an Oxygen Concentrator in the presence of Mrs. Rupa Gurunath, President, TNCA.” This gesture by the CSK franchise is now being lauded by social media.