Australian ace pacer Pat Cummins issued a clarification from his official Twitter handle that he had decided to make his donation of $50,000 to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID19 Crisis Appeal instead of to PM care fund.
Change in Pat Cummins COVID19 Donation
“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high,”
Cummins wrote. “I’m advised that the Indian Government is of the view that playing the 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.”
“As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the ‘PM Cares Fund,’ specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals.”
“I encourage my fellow IPL players – and anyone around else the world who has been touched by India’s passion and generosity – to contribute. I will kick it off with $50,000,” he wrote.
“At times like this it is easy to feel helpless. I’ve certainly felt that of late. But I hope by making this public appeal we can all channel our emotions into action that will bring light into people’s lives. I know my donation isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but I hope it will make a difference to someone.”
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 2, 2021
Pat Cummins Donated $50000
Last month, the 27-year-old had become a beacon of hope, a catalyst for international cricketers and other celebrities to start donating towards India’s battle against the ruthless second wave of the coronavirus in the country when he informed his fans about his donation.
In the tweet, Cummins had mentioned that he had made his contribution towards the PM CARES program and had urged more and more people to do the same.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021