The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit India hard and as many as 3.8 lakh positive cases are being reported each day. With the country facing acute problems such as the shortage of oxygen supplies, the entire world is looking at the situation with a great deal of concern. Contributions, donations and help have arrived from several countries amidst this extremely difficult time.
Meanwhile, players and teams from the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is the only major sporting event taking place in the country at the moment have also donated for the cause. The likes of Pat Cummins, Brett Lee, Sheldon Jackson and Shreevats Goswami have contributed while teams like Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have also pooled their resources to donate.
Punjab Kings request people to contribute
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) franchise announced today that they would be donating oxygen concentrators to help in the fight against the pandemic. They also encouraged people to donate and contribute if they can. The side further stated that more details on how to contribute will be put up on their social media handles.
PBKS captioned the announcement, “To help the fight against #COVID19 in India, #PBKS has pledged to provide oxygen concentrators with the help of @roundtableindia! We also request everyone to join in and help in whatever way possible because together, we can!”
Meanwhile, PBKS’ wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran also took to Twitter to promise that he would do his part in the fight against the pandemic. The West Indian posted a video and captioned it, “Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation.“
Punjab Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) today in the IPL.