Nicholas Pooran To Donate Portion Of IPL Salary To Aid India’s Fight Against Covid


Nicholas Pooran said he will donate a portion of his IPL salary to help India’s fight against Covid.© BCCI/IPL




West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran, who plays for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), took to social media to announce that he will be donating a portion of his IPL salary to support India’s fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation,” Pooran captioned the video on Twitter.

“To all my fans and supporters, I realise I am in a safe and privileged position here in India at the IPL. But it is heartbreaking to be so close to the tragedy that is surrounding us. I would like to donate a portion of my IPL salary towards this (Covid) crisis in India,” Pooran said in the video. 

Earlier in the day, Pooran’s IPL franchise Punjab Kings pledged to provide oxygen concentrators by joining hands with an NGO — Round Table India. 

“To help the fight against #COVID19 in India, #PBKS has pledged to provide oxygen concentrators with the help of @roundtableindia ! We also request everyone to join in and help in whatever way possible because together, we can,” Punjab Kings tweeted. 

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On Thursday, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals donated funds to support Covid relief work in the country. 

Pat Cummins, Brett Lee and Sachin Tendulkar have also provided financial assistance to help the country in the battle against COVID-19. 

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