BCCI offers to contribute INR 51 crores to aid in the battle against coronavirus


In a bid to aid the country in these critical times, several cricketers have come forward to do their part by donating in relief funds and NGOs working towards helping the victims of covid-19 and ensuring the supply of basic commodities to poor families. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also joined the bandwagon by contributing a whopping amount of INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to assist in the protection of the Indian citizens.


The funds are aimed at strengthening the disaster management capacities of the country, providing proper medical facilities, supplying basic necessities to poor households and promoting research in devising ways of warding off the coronavirus pandemic.

BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Mr. Jay Shah and the Office Bearers of BCCI made the announcement on Saturday in the social media platform, Twitter.

The BCCI has halted all the cricket activities owing to the lockdown in the entire country and is closely monitoring the situations.

This move by the BCCI has won the hearts of many and Twitteratis lauded the board for their impressive humanitarian gesture.

Here are some tweets praising this action by the board.





However, not everyone was of the opinion that it was that praiseworthy and criticized the board for their stingy contribution.

Some reactions are.




India has so far registered 979 cases, and the number of deaths rising to 25.