Australian Kolkata Knight Riders pacemaker Pat Cummins on Monday announced a donation of $ 50,000 to PM CARES fund for oxygen supply to Indian hospitals ravaged by Covid-19 and supported IPL to continue , claiming that he had been “advised” that the Indian government considers him “so few hours of joy” in a difficult time.
In a statement on his official Twitter account, he made the announcement and urged other top players to do the same as the country battles a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There has been a lot of discussion here as to whether it is appropriate for IPL to continue as COVID-19 infection rates remain high.
– Pat Cummins (@ patcummins30) April 26, 2021
“I am informed that the Indian government believes that playing IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country,” Cummins said in his statement. declaration.
The country recorded more than 3.53 lakh cases on Monday, the highest in the world since the pandemic began last year.
“Knowing that so many people are in so much pain right now saddens me a lot. “
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals race leader Andrew Tye had decided to leave halfway through the IPL because he feared he would be “left out” from his own country.
Australian bowlers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have also pulled out of the rest of the current league for personal reasons, their Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise said on Monday.