Kolkata: The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has come forward in support of those affected by the 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, pledging to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh for the underprivileged.
Ganguly along with Lal Baba Rice will provide for the needy people who have been put in government schools for safety and security, the Cricket Association of Bengal announced in a statement.
"Hope this initiative of Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state," the statement from the company added.
The nation of 1.3-billion has gone into a total lockdown from midnight in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 virus and CAB secretary Snehashis Ganguly hailed the unprecedented step.
There have been 600 confirmed cases across India and 10 reported deaths as the world's second most populous country's coronavirus graph was on the rise.
Worldwide about 400,000 people have tested positive for the virus, while the toll is around 17,000.
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The 75-year old legendary leg-spinner complained of tiredness and fatigue on Friday evening and his speech became a little bit cluttered.
Last week, Amir had also talked about a desperate need for a change in the environment of the Pakistan dressing room.
Put in to bat, Haryana rode on Shivam Chauhan's 59 and a late onslaught by Rahul Tewatia (41 not out off 26 balls) to post a big total of 198/6. Later, their bowlers held their nerves to restrict Kerala to 194/6 and eke out a narrow win.