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Rajasthan Royal Donates A Hefty Amount Towards Covid Relief
By CricShots - Apr 29, 2021 5:44 pm
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Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Thursday announced that they have contributed as much as INR 7.5 crores (over $1mn) towards Covid Relief. Their help with immediate support to people in India impacted by the surge of the Covid-19 virus. Players along with the team owners and team management have decided to come forward to raise funds and have been working along with the Rajasthan Royals’ philanthropic arm Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF) in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT).

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BAT has been known for working closely with the Indian Government on many initiatives — especially when it comes to skills and education. The Trust’s founder, Prince Charles, launched an emergency “Oxygen for India” appeal, which has been focussing on the acquisition and distribution of oxygen concentrators, which will help treat patients when hospital supplies are under strain.

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The funds raised by RR will be directed towards the Covid help pan India, with an initial focus on the state of Rajasthan, where the RRF, Chaired by Ranjit Barthakur, has numerous initiatives it continues to support.

Having the team owners and its players come together has helped to raise more money, which will provide aid to tackle the current crisis and help people get the single most pressing necessity at this time — oxygen.

Earlier, cricketers like Pat Cummins and commentator Brett Lee had contributions towards India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Cummins donated USD 50,000 to the PM Cares-Fund to help Indian hospitals buy oxygen supplies while Lee had decided to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help the country in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The surge in the COVID-19 cases has been having adverse effects in the county as almost 3.8 lakh new cases have emerged in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike in the cases since the pandemic began last year.