Sri Lanka Cricket gives Rs 2.5 crore to government to fight coronavirus
The game could have been terminated without any kind of play. All the cricket boards in the world have done so. Sri Lanka Cricket Board has also closed all the cricket tournaments indefinitely. Government and health workers have been praised for preventing coronavirus infections. But that did not end their duty. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সরকারের কোষাগারে বড় অনুদান দিল ক্রিকেট বোর্ড]
SLC has donated two and a half million Sri Lankan rupees to the government in the fight to stop the global epidemic.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board, in a press release yesterday, said about the decision,
“Coronavirus has created a nationwide health risk. The SLC is donating 25 million Sri Lankan rupees to the government to combat this. Arrangements are being made to give it to the government immediately. Realizing the importance of the current problem, Sri Lanka cricket has taken several steps to help the government.”
“The board has already closed all cricket tournaments,” the SLC said in a statement. “All national and first class cricketers have been asked to stay at home. All the rules and regulations of the government have been stated. Our players are calling on social media to keep everyone safe.”
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been impressed by the board’s work. On Twitter praising SLC’s initiative, he wrote, “Thanks to the Sri Lankan Board for donating Rs 2.5 crore to the government. With the help coming from different parts of the country, I am losing language. Thanks also to the players who are personally reaching out for help. If we fight together, we can overcome this.”