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Rajasthan Royals To Donate INR 7.5 Crores For India's Fight Against COVID-19

India is reeling under the second wave of coronavirus pandemic with cases rising by over 3 lakh everyday, a crisis compounded by shortage of crucial medicines and oxygen supplies

Rajasthan Royals To Donate INR 7.5 Crores For India's Fight Against COVID-19
The fiancee of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Coronavirus cases in India are surging faster than anywhere else in the world. | AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Rajasthan Royals To Donate INR 7.5 Crores For India's Fight Against COVID-19
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2021-04-29T16:24:52+05:30

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Thursday announced that they are making a contribution of INR 7.5 Crores (over $1mn) to help people in India impacted by the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"Players along with the team owners and team management have 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)," a release said.

India is reeling under the second wave of the pandemic with cases rising by over 3 lakh everyday, a crisis compounded by shortage of some crucial medicines and oxygen supplies.

BAT works closely with the Indian Government on many initiatives – especially in the area of skills and education. The Trust’s founder, Prince Charles, launched an emergency "Oxygen for India" appeal, which is currently focused on acquisition and distribution of oxygen concentrators, devices that can provide the enriched gas straight from the air, to treat patients when hospital supplies are under strain.

The funds raised by Rajasthan Royals will 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 enabled this initiative to reach the scale it has, providing aid to tackle the current crisis and help people get the single most pressing necessity at this time - Oxygen," it added.

The Sanju Samson-led outfit have won two of their five matches so far this season. They are taking on defending champions, Mumbai Indians Thursday in Delhi.

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