CSK to donate first match earnings to Pulwama martyrs’ families
In good news, Chennai Super Kings will donate the whole match earnings from their first IPL home fixture to families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack, with captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni presenting the cheque. The match proceeds will go to the kin of the CRPF personnel who passed away in the February 14 terror attack, said CSK’s Director Rakesh Singh.
MS Dhoni will present the cheque:
“Chennai IPL first home match ticket proceeds will go towards the families of the victims of Pulwama Attack. Captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary Lt. Colonel of the Indian territorial army, will present the cheque!” Singh wrote on team’s twitter handle.
Interestingly, tickets to the highly-anticipated game were sold out within hours of the opening day sale. The opening fixture is going to be one heck of a blast between the two heavyweights.
RCB has the home advantage as they will be playing at MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai on Saturday. But CSK has shown that they can be really dangerous at home and away fixtures as they are capable of turning the tables with ease.
In what was considered as the deadliest attack in the past three decades in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, as many as 40 jawans were martyred by Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
As a token of respect for the paramilitary troopers who lost their lives in the dastardly terror attack, Indian cricketers recently sported camouflage army caps during the third ODI against Australia and also donated their entire match fee to the National Defence Fund.