May 14, 2021

Sports Legend

IPL Rajasthan Royals franchise announces contribution of Rs 7.5 crore for COVID-19 relief


The IPL Rajasthan Royals franchise said on Thursday it had raised Rs 7.5 crore to provide immediate support to those affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India through its foundation.

India is seeing an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 infections, with the country recording a one-day increase of 3.79257 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1.83,76,524.

“Rajasthan Royals is pleased to announce a contribution of INR 7.5 crore (over USD 1 million) to COVID Relief to help provide immediate support to people in India affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak,” said the franchise in a press release.

“The players as well as the owners and management of the team have come forward to raise funds and have worked with the philanthropic arm of the Rajasthan Royals, the Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF), in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT) “, a statement released by the franchise said.

“The funds raised by the Rajasthan Royals will help all of India, with an initial focus on the state of Rajasthan, where the RRF, chaired by Ranjit Barthakur, has many initiatives that it continues to support.”

The healthcare system is collapsing as a result of the crisis, with hospitals struggling to provide oxygen and some curative drugs to infected patients.

The statement said that BAT founder Prince Charles has “launched an emergency ‘Oxygen for India’ appeal, which is currently focusing on the acquisition and distribution of oxygen concentrators, devices capable of supply the enriched gas directly from the air, to treat patients.

Rajasthan face the Mumbai Indians on Thursday at Feroz Shah Kotla’s pitch here.

A few days ago, Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins donated $ 50,000 to purchase oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals.