COVID-19: Pak Cricketers Donate Around Rs 24 L to Govt Relief Fund

Apart from players, the employees of PCB, up to the senior manager level, will contribute their one day’s salary.

Updated
Cricket
2 min read
The centrally contracted cricketers of Pakistan will collectively donate the fund to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
i

Pakistan's centrally-contracted cricketers will collectively contribute around Rs 24 lakh (converted to INR) to the national government's emergency fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday said apart from centrally-contracted players contributing PKR 5 million, the employees in the board, up to the senior manager level, will contribute their one day’s salary.

Those employed as general managers or on higher posts will give two days' salary to the fund. "The PCB will collect all these funds and deposit it to the government's coronavirus fund," he said.

Pakistan has recorded more than 1,000 positive cases of the deadly virus, which has claimed more than 19,000 lives all over the world.

"It is the history of the cricket board that we always stand by the government in difficult times," Mani said.

The PCB has already given its high performances centre in Karachi at the national stadium to be used by paramedical staff working at the special coronavirus hospital set up at the expo centre in the in the city.
The PCB has already given its high performances centre in Karachi at the National Stadium.
The PCB has already given its high performances centre in Karachi at the National Stadium.
(Photo: Twitter/@TheRealPCB)

Mani said though cricket has been disrupted by the virus outbreak but it was far more important for the nation to stand by the government and also take all precautionary steps during the pandemic.

Pakistan's centrally-contracted players are entitled to monthly salaries ranging from Rs 5 to 12 lakh besides match fee and other earnings.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Published: 
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!