BCCI President Sourav Ganguly donates 2,000 kgs of rice for the needy

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly donates 2,000 kgs of rice for the needy

On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly visited the Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission after 25 years. During his visit, Ganguly donated 2000 kilograms of rice at the Belur Math for the needy.

The former Indian cricket team captain took to his official Twitter handle and posted images from his Belur Math visit with the caption "Visited Belur Math after 25 years, handed over 2000kgs of rice for the needy."

Wearing a white T-shirt, the BCCI President wore a black mask as he took a tour of the Ramkrishna Mission headquarters with the monks in a golf cart. Before donating the rice to Belur Math, Ganguly had announced that he would distribute rice, worth ₹50 lakh, to the poor and needy in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, PM Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day country-wide lockdown toll April 14.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a major impact on the global sporting calendar. As the virus continues to be a global health scare, major sporting events have been either cancelled or postponed. The Tokyo Olympics has been postponed in an unprecedented decision whereas the International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that the T20 Cricket World Cup will go as scheduled.

Other than Ganguly, various sports stars have also contributed to the cause by donating money or kind. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) had announced that it will donate ₹50 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for tackling with the coronavirus pandemic. Indian opener Rohit Sharma had donated ₹80 lakh for India to get back on their fight. Rohit had decided to donate ₹45 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, ₹25 lakh to CM Relief Fund and ₹5 lakh each towards Feeding India and welfare of stray dogs.

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