Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has deposited PKR10,536,500 (approximately one crore and five lakh Pakistani rupees) in Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, the board announced on Saturday.
PCB earlier on March 25 announced that the centrally contracted players will make a collective contribution in the emergency relief fund, while the PCB will separately match the contribution of its staff.
Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani has thanked all the players and staff for their contributions in the relief fund in a press release issued by the PCB.
“I want to thank all the centrally contracted players and the PCB staff for their generous contributions in the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund. Cricket has once again demonstrated that it values, respects and cares for its fans, followers and supporters, and will continue to do so,” he said.
“In these difficult times, we pray for the health and safety of our paramedics and other frontline fighters, and hope the government will succeed in its endeavours in overcoming this pandemic,” he added.
The Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza also hailed PCB for helping and supporting the government in these tough times.
“The PCB has been one of the leading organisations, which has helped and supported the government by spreading public service messages to create awareness about this pandemic,” she said.
“They have now gone an extra yard by making this generous donation, which will be used to support our frontline fighters as well as the underprivileged. On behalf of the government, I thank the PCB and hope they will continue to use their brand and reach so that we can collectively achieve our objectives,” she added.