IPL 2021: Pat Cummins Donates $50,000 to PM Care Fund for the purchase of Oxygen Supplies

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, who plays Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday, announced that he will be donating $50,000 to the PM Care Fund specifically for the purchase of oxygen supplies for the Indian hospitals as the country faces a surge of Covid-19. He also urged all the IPL Colleagues to make their contributions.

“India is a country I have come to love dearly over the years and the people here are one of the warmest and kindest I have met. To know so many are suffering so much this time saddens me greatly,” Cummins

“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high. I am 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,” he said.

“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,” the Australian wrote.

“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 said.

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