Chennai Tremendous Kings bowler Jason Behrendorff on Tuesday introduced that he can be making a donation to the UNICEF venture to assist India deal with the Covid-19 disaster.
In a submit on Twitter, the Australian pacer shared his ideas about India struggling closely because of the wretched second wave of coronavirus.
He wrote: “Like most cricketers, India has been a particular place to me. It is an exquisite nation, the persons are welcoming and enjoying cricket in India is like no different expertise on the earth. It’s by no means misplaced on me how privileged I’m to have the ability to play cricket for a dwelling and to journey to such international locations like India, no extra so than previously 16 months. It is actually horrific and distressing seeing what is occurring is occurring in the mean time right here and understanding there is not a lot I can do. My ideas are by no means removed from these right here in India who’re being affected by the virus. I can not think about what you’re going by means of.
I wished to do one thing to assist and am making a donation to the UNICEF venture for the India Covid-19 disaster. I encourage anybody who has additionally skilled the beneficiant hospitality of India to do the identical,” he added.
Benhrendorff concluded by saying: “I do know it is solely a small quantity, it might by no means match the love and friendship India has proven myself and my household over time however I hope it may make the slightest distinction.”
Beherendorff’s message got here after BCCI introduced the choice to indefinitely postpone IPL 2021 after members and gamers of a number of groups examined optimistic for Covid-19 during the last couple of days.
The match took a giant hit on Monday when match 30 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two KKR gamers, Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakaravarthy, examined optimistic. Quickly after, three Chennai Tremendous Kings franchise members additionally examined optimistic, together with L. Balaji.
The ultimate nail within the coffin proved to be Wriddhiman Saha (of Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Amit Mishra (of Delhi Capitals) testing optimistic for coronavirus. The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency assembly then unanimously determined to postpone IPL 2021 season, with speedy impact.
“The BCCI doesn’t wish to compromise on the security of the gamers, help workers, and the opposite members concerned in organising the IPL. This choice was taken protecting the security, well being and wellbeing of all of the stakeholders in thoughts. These are troublesome instances, particularly in India and whereas we’ve got tried to usher in some positivity and cheer, nonetheless, it’s crucial that the match is now suspended and everybody goes again to their households and family members in these making an attempt time,” stated BCCI in a press release.
(With company inputs)