Cricket Australia Donates $50,000 To Help India Fight Covid-19 Pandemic | Cricket News

Cricket Australia Donates $50,000 To Help India Fight Covid-19 Pandemic

Australian Cricket shall be throwing its assist behind the India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal, with Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and UNICEF Australia partnering to lift much-needed funds. Australian Cricket has been deeply saddened by the devastation attributable to this second coronavirus wave to hit India, a rustic with which Australians share a powerful friendship and connection. UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal is procuring and putting in oxygen technology vegetation in hospitals to deal with critically ailing sufferers, offering testing gear in closely impacted districts, and supporting the acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

Cricket Australia will make an preliminary donation of $50,000 and encourage Australians all over the place to provide generously at this essential time in India’s COVID-19 response.

“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,” Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO stated in an official assertion.

“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 added.

Earlier, Pat Cummins and Brett Lee had also donated their share to assist India combat the pandemic.

In welcoming the partnership with Australian Cricket, UNICEF Australia CEO Tony Stuart stated he was heartened {that a} main sport corresponding to cricket, and its gamers, who’ve had an extended relationship with India, and its individuals, recognised this pressing must act now.

“We know that sport has the power to bring people together and there has never been a more important time,” Stuart stated.


“UNICEF has been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic and as the world’s largest children’s charity we know the devastating and life-long consequences this emergency will have, in particular, on children and young people,” he added.

The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped India and the nation has been reporting greater than 3,00,000 new circumstances day by day. This is essentially the most variety of circumstances being reported for the reason that pandemic broke out in 2020.

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