Pakistani cricketers to contribute Rs 5 million to government’s emergency fund for Covid-19
The PCB chief also requested everyone on behalf of the Cricket Board to take precautionary measures seriously.
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani, has announced that the centrally-contracted players of the national cricket team will be donating Rs 5 million to the government’s emergency fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman PCB also announced that employees of the cricket board will be contributing a day’s salary to the government’s fund. Furthermore, those employed at top posts, such as the general manager, will contribute 2 days of their salary.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board has always stood with the people of Pakistan in desperate times. This is one of the gravest, most challenging and unprecedented times, which our local and federal governments and health workers are having to face with,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said.
“I am fully aware like a lot of other generous people in our society, our cricketers and staff are privately supporting the local governments and various other charities by making contributions in their own ways. We are grateful to them for their valuable support,” Ehsan Mani added.
The PCB chief also requested everyone on behalf of the Cricket Board to take precautionary measures seriously. Apart from the donation announced by Mani, PCB also converted its Karachi high-performance center as a temporary living area for paramedic staff working at the makeshift hospital in the Expo Centre, Karachi.
Pakistan has so far recorded over a thousand cases of the Covid-19, while 8 people have lost their lives.
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