Pakistan’s centrally contracted players have donated a total of PKR 5 million to the coronavirus relief fund to battle the pandemic in the country. The number of COVID-19 cases have exponentially grown in Pakistan since the first case was reported, prompting the need for government to impose lockdown in various parts of the nation.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced its cricketers and staff will play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by making contributions to the government’s emergency fund,” the PCB stated in its media release.
In addition to the heartening gesture by the players, the PCB staff up to the rank of Senior Managers have decided to donate one day’s salary while all people above the General Managers will give two days’ salary to the government fund. Earlier, the PCB had converted a High Performance Center in Karachi into a temporary lodging area for paramedics.