Sri Lanka Cricket to donate 25 million rupees to fight coronavirus
- SLC had already postponed or canceled all forms of cricket in the country, including domestic and school tournaments.
- The deadly virus which had already affected around 90 people in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board announced that it will donate 25 million rupees to boost up government's efforts to fight coronavirus. SLC released a statement revealing the amount to help the government in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Board stated that they fully understood the gravity of the situation and the entire cricketing community was behind the government to safeguard the country in times of a health emergency. SLC had already postponed or canceled all forms of cricket in the country, including domestic and school tournaments. SLC had also postponed England's tour of Sri Lanka earlier due to the crisis that has affected people throughout the world.
“Sri Lanka Cricket, whilst understanding the gravity of the ongoing health problem, has also taken several other steps to provide its fullest assistance to the Government in order to combat the crisis.”
The Board also explained that the national players were constantly supporting this fight against the deadly virus which had already affected around 90 people in Sri Lanka.
“Our national players are constantly supporting the fight against COVID-19 via their social media platforms requesting the fans to remain safe.”
SLC also gave their wishes to all the stakeholders involved along with the district and club associations in their efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak and also to remain safe at their homes.
"The SLC also wishes to request our valued stakeholders, such as the member clubs, district and provincial associations to take all precautionary steps to ensure that they remain safe at this moment of time.”Published 24 Mar 2020, 09:36 IST