CRICKET AUSTRALIA
Article by M. Meghana Maggie

LET’S DWELL THE WELL ON – HOW CRICKET AUSTRALIA STRETCHED HANDS TO HELP INDIA!!!

Australian Cricket showed up that it will be throwing its support behind the India Covid-19 Crisis appeal, with Cricket Australia, The Australian Cricketers’ Association and UNICEF Australia partnering to raise much-needed funds. Australian Cricket has been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by this second wave of coronavirus that hit India, a country with which Australians share a strong friendship and healthy connection since ages. UNICEF Australia’s India covid-19 Crisis Appeal is procuring and installing oxygen generation plants in hospitals to treat seriously ill patients, providing testing equipment to heavily impacted districts and supporting the acceleration of the Covid-19 rollout.

 “Cricket Australia will make an initial donation of USD 50,000 and encourage Australians to that extent of Friendship. It has been distressing and saddening to learn of the sufferings of so many of our Indian Sisters and Brothers, during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic and our hearts go out to everyone impacted” – said Nick Hockley , Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO said in an official statement.

We were deeply moved by the sentiments expressed and donations given by Pat Cummins and Bret Lee over the past week. In the same spirit, we are proved to be a 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 further added.

HOW HELPED INDIA TO FIGHT THE SUPER CONTAGIOUS 2ND WAVE THAT BROUGHT THE COUNTRY’S ALREADY-WEAK HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TO ITS KNEES!!!!

Ø The money (Rs 37 Lakhs Approximately) donated by The Australian Cricket Board will be used effectively.

 

Ø  It was Aussie quick Pat Cummins who was the first cricketer to make a sizeable donation of $50,000 towards the PM Cares Fund to help India fight the super-contagious second wave of coronavirus which has brought the country’s already-weak health care system to its knees. 

Ø  Former Aussie pacer Bret Lee donated 1 Bit-coin (Rs 40 Lakhs approximately) to the Crypto Relief Fund to help his “second home – INDIA”.

Falling into the same stream of the river, we have a list of other players as well who have contributed something to the present situation India is facing and going through. Sachin Tendulkar, who has contracted coronavirus last month, donated 1crore to a fundraising campaign. While opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan pledged Rs 20 lakhs towards “Mission Oxygen”, as well as any cash that he receives in the remainder IPL 2021. All 8 Franchises of the cash-rich league have also made generous donations towards the cause over last few days.

A massive surge in covid-19 cases has placed a huge strain on India’s health system, with a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen supplies, vaccines, morgues and crematoriums swamped. 

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