India women cricketers donate to help fight against coronavirus
India’s few women cricketers have come forward to donate generously to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and also to the State Governments for their fight against coronavirus.
On Monday, at least the three members of the current Indian women’s team have donated and more ex and current players are expected to do so in coming days, according to Rita Dey, the former wicket-keeper, who played two Tests and six ODIs.
Speaking exclusively over telephone from Kanpur, she said,
“Deepti Sharma has sent three different cheques- each amounting to Rs. 50, 000- to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal states.”
“She is the first women to play and felicitated by two different states of India and that’s the reason she donated to these two States also. She has played for India while playing for UP and the West Bengal,” Dey said.
She was recently honoured by the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerji. Deepti Sharma has played 54 ODIs and 48 T20Is.
India’s leg-break googly bowler Poonam Yadav has donated Rs. 1 lakh each to the PM fund and UP state. Yadav has played one Test, 46 ODIs, and 67 T-20is.
India’s newest player Richa Ghosh has also donated Rs,1 lakh to the West Bengal. Hemlata Kala, who was a chief selector has donated Rs. 1 lakh for the noble cause.