Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) office-bearers on Thursday got here ahead and raised Rs 4 lakh for the West Bengal Emergency Relief Fund to assist stem the unfold of coronavirus.
CAB president Avishek Dalmiya had on Wednesday made a private contribution of Rs 5 lakh, whereas the affiliation donated Rs 25 lakh in the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic help.
The cricket physique’s secretary Snehashis Ganguly, vice-president Naresh Ojha, joint-secretary Debabrata Das and its affiliated unit South Suburban Club donated Rs 1 lakh every.
“In these dark days we need to fight this pandemic shoulder to shoulder. Hence I have decided to contribute Rs one lakh personally to the cause. Let’s do our best to battle this menace,” Snehasish, brother of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and a former cricketer himself, mentioned in an announcement.
He additional mentioned that his Salt Lake-based academy ’22-Yards’ will donate Rs 50,000.
“These are uncertain times and we all need to come forward and join the battle. I feel humbled to make a paltry contribution of one lakh rupees to the cause,” CAB vice-president Ojha mentioned.
“I am happy to inform that South Suburban Club has shown its keenness to be with the people of the state by contributing Rs 1 lakh,” Debasish Ganguly, the treasurer at CAB, mentioned.
The illness has to this point claimed 13 lives within the nation whereas infecting over 600 individuals.
“Based on the appeal made by Avishek Dalmiya, I am happy to make a humble contribution of Rs 1 lakh to the state fund to help fight the pandemic,” joint secretary Debabrata Das mentioned.
The CAB additionally urged present and former cricketers, scorers, umpires, match observers, coaches, committee members and others linked with the organisation to return ahead and donate.