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Coronavirus Outbreak: MCA donates Rs 50 lakh to Maharashtra government; offers Wankhede stadium for quarantine purposes

  • Press Trust of India
  • March 26th, 2020
  • 16:13:06 IST

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Thursday decided to donate Rs 50 lakh to the Maharastra government in its fight against the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

File image of Wankhede Stadium. Reuters

File image of Wankhede Stadium. Reuters

MCA Secretary Sanjay Naik told PTI that the city's cricket body conducted it's Apex Council meeting on Thursday in which it authorised the President and Secretary to decide the donation amount.

"Accordingly we decided to donate Rs 50 lakh," said Naik.

An MCA Apex Council member said that the amount will be donated to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

The member also said that the MCA is also ready to give its properties including the Wankhede Stadium in South Mumbai for quarantine in case the government requires it.

Maharastra is one of the most affected states in the country due to the Coronavirus with 124 positive cases reported as of Thursday afternoon.

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Updated Date: March 26, 2020 16:13:06 IST

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