Owners of IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad team Sun TV on Monday donated 30 crore rupees for COVID-19 relief work undertaken by state and central governments with various NGOs.
India is grappling with a devastating health crisis during the second wave of the global pandemic, which currently causes more than 4,000 deaths per day.
“Sun TV Network is donating 30 crore rupees to help those affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sunrisers Hyderabad said in a statement posted on their Twitter account.
“This amount will be spent on several initiatives currently underway in various states of India, including the following: 1. Donations to various programs initiated by the Indian government and state governments. 2. Partnership with NGOs which provide oxygen cylinders, medicines, etc. “
The 2016 IPL Champions also said that “the company will use its resources, including all of its media assets, to further educate millions of viewers across India and the rest of the world.
Wriddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad, along with three other players from two different franchises, and two coaches from another team had tested positive, which led to the indefinite suspension of the IPL last Tuesday.