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IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals pledge INR 1.5 crores for New Delhi’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals pledge INR 1.5 crores for New Delhi’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic


Delhi Capitals Team. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Delhi Capitals (DC), the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, has pledged INR 1.5 crores for the national capitals’ fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The second wave of coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the country. Even as the total tally of infected cases is increasing at a rapid rate by the day, the death tolls have shown minimum signs of slowing down.

As far as the amount from the Capitals is concerned, it will be used to buy essential medical supplies, starting from oxygen cylinders and concentrators to wellness kits. The money will be spent through two non-government organisations.

Heart step from Delhi Capitals

“Together, the franchise and its patrons, the JSW Foundation & GMR Varalakshmi Foundation are offering financial support amounting to INR 1.5 crore to NCR-based NGOs the Hemkunt Foundation and the Uday Foundation,” the Capitals said in a statement, quoted by the New Indian Express.

“In this hour of crisis, DC stands in solidarity with the citizens of Delhi, whose efforts to selflessly help each other in the fight against COVID-19 have been inspiring. We are honoured to extend our support,” DC’s interim CEO Vinod Bisht said.

“JSW salutes Hemkunt Foundation for their valuable work. Through this financial aid, we hope to support them and the city of Delhi in their spirited fight against this devastating disease.” Ashwini Saxena, the JSW Foundation CEO, mentioned.

Delhi has been severely affected due to the pandemic. More than 20,000 cases are being recorded on a daily basis with over 300 deaths being reported. A number of hospitals have been straining to provide oxygen supplies and people have had to work hard to find hospital beds.

As far as the team is concerned, it’s placed second on the points table below the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). On Thursday, April 29, the Rishabh Pant-led unit beat the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets with 21 balls to spare.

Prithvi Shaw’s 41-ball 82 guided them to victory after the bowlers restricted Eoin Morgan and Co to an under-par 154 for six in 20 overs. The Capitals are next scheduled to face the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Sunday, May 2 in Ahmedabad itself.

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