CSK donates IPL opener proceeds to martyr’s families of Pulwama attack
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have donated the proceeds from the ticket sales of their opening fixture of the 2019 Indian Premier League to the families of the victims of the Pulwama attack.
The Super Kings’ first encounter was against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday in which CSK pulled up a major win.
CSK announced the donation earlier. Franchise Director Rakesh Singh said on a Twitter handle, “Chennai IPL first home match ticket proceeds will go towards the families of the victims of Pulwama AttackOur captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary lieutenant colonel of the Indian territorial army, will present the cheque.”
There was a huge sell out of tickets of the IPL 2019 opener.
In the Pulwama attack, more than 40 jawans lost their lives in the attack perpetrated by Pakistan based militia group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.
A convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack on February 14.
As a mark of respect for the personnel who lost their lives, Indian cricketers recently sported special army caps during the third ODI against Australia and donated their match fee to the National Defence Fund.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 20, 2019
20 crores of taka was allotted to arrange the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League this year; out of which Board of Control for Cricket in India handed over 11 crores taka to Indian Army, 7 crores to CRPF while Indian Air Force and Indian Navy received 1 crores each.