As the country fights the coronavirus, Centrally Contracted Pakistan Cricketers come forward to donate 5 Million (PKR) to the government’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. There is currently a lockdown in the country as Federal and Provincial Governments try to contain the spread of the virus.
Moreover, Pakistan Cricket Board’s staff up to the rank of senior managers will be donating one day’s salary, while every at the level of GM and above will donate two day’s salary. In addition those to funds, the PCB as an institution will match the contribution of its staff.
Over 1300 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country, and as many as eight people have lost their lives.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said: “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. While we continue to pray for the wellbeing and success of our health workers so that normality returns to our society, we at the PCB are making a small contribution which will support the government in its endeavours against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“On behalf of the PCB, I once again urge the people of Pakistan to seriously take all precautionary measures as these have been designed for their and their loved ones’ safety. We are a resilient nation and I have no doubt we will defeat this pandemic together,” he added.
Former cricketers have also been doing their part especially Shahid Khan Afridi has been active on the ground.