Coronavirus Outbreak: India women's cricketer Richa Ghosh donates Rs 1 lakh to Bengal Chief Minister's Relief Fund
Kolkata: Sixteen-year-old all-rounder Richa Ghosh, who represented India in the Women's T20 World Cup earlier this month, has donated Rs 1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richa's father Manabendra Ghosh went to the Siliguri district magistrate Sumanta Sahay's residence to hand over the cheque on Saturday, Cricket Association of Bengal said.
"When everybody is fighting COVID-19 and the chief minister has appealed for a united battle against it, I thought of contributing a bit as a responsible citizen of the country," Richa, who played two matches in the T20 World Cup including the final, said.
Having made her debut in the tri-series in Australia before the T20 World Cup, Richa and Shafali Verma were the two 16-year-olds who played the final which India lost to Australia by 85 runs on 8 March.
CAB affiliated units and officials too came forward and announced their contributions through the state body.
"66 CAB match observers have pooled in Rs 1.5 lakh, while 82 scorers contributed their day's pay aggregating to an amount of Rs 77,420," CAB stated.
Dipak Singh, representative of Mohammedan Sporting Club at the CAB donated Rs 2 lakh to the Relief Fund.
Former women's Test player Mithu Mukherjee has expressed her desire to contribute Rs 25,000.
Coach of Bengal women's U-23 team Jayanta Ghosh Dastidar would contribute Rs 10,000.
Among the affiliated units of CAB, White Border Club and Vijay Sports Club announced a donation of Rs 50,000 each.
Uttar Pally Milan Sangha, Suburban Club and Rangers Club would make contributions of Rs 25,000 each.
Among the District Sports Associations (DSA), Coochbehar DSA agreed to donate Rs. 10,000 to the State Relief Fund, the statement added.
Updated Date: Mar 29, 2020 13:53:42 IST
Tags : Bengal Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Outbreak, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Pandemic, Cricket Association Of Bengal, Richa Ghosh, SportsTracker
First Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi passes away due to cardiac arrest; here’s why and how cardiac arrests happen
Chinese study suggests wearing face masks at home to prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Social Distancing: Study suggests 6 feet is not enough, virus can travel up to 20 feet
When can India expect to achieve herd immunity?
International Women’s Health Day 2020: Eight sexual health commandments for every woman to live by
Hypertension: How a hormone called aldosterone may have been the cause of your high blood pressure
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai reports 1,382 new COVID-19 cases; confirmed infections rise to 25,317
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Junior assistant in Delhi LG's office tests positive for COVID-19; samples from 40 staff members taken
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 2,091 people test positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra today; confirmed cases rise to 54,758 in state
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 459 people test positive for COVID-19 in Pune today, total number of cases rises to 6,153
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 267 new COVID-19 patients reported in Rajasthan today, total number of cases rises to 6,494
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Amit Shah holds meeting with CMs on COVID-19 lockdown, asks for suggestions on restrictions to be lifted