Indian former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 50 lack to the corona virus relief fund on March 27(Friday). The deadly disease starts to spread world wide from China and nearly killed 24000 with over 5,49,000 confirmed affected cases around 199 countries.
In order to control the spread and reduce the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been put India under a complete lockdown from Tuesday midnight for the next 21 days. World Health Organization(WHO) announced this deadly coronavirus as pandemic.
This virus has put the whole world to halt and postponed the scheduled events. Many countries imposed a total lock down and even restricts foreigners to enter inside their country.
Due to the Indian government order BCCI postponed the cash rich league. BCCI would lose huge amount if IPL went down. In order to avoid that BCCI after discussing with IPL owners decide to start the tournament at the end of April or at the beginning of May.
Sachin Tendulkar’s contribution
“Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds,” PTI quoted a source closed to the development.
On March 25, Tendulkar took to Twitter and wrote: “Our government and health experts have requested us to stay at home & not venture out. Yet many people are doing so. My family & I are at home, will not be stepping out for the next 21 days. I request you all to do the same.”
हमारी सरकार ने हम सभी से ये विनती की है कि अगले २१ दिनों तक हम सब अपने घरों से ना निकलें। फिर भी बहुत लोग इस निर्देश का पालन नहीं कर रहे हैं। इस मुश्किल समय में हम सबका ये कर्तव्य है कि हम घरों में रहें और यह समय अपने परिवार के साथ बिताएं और #CoronaVirus का खात्मा करें। pic.twitter.com/fJgLk3ZiPj
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 25, 2020