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Australian pacer Pat Cummins donates $50,000 to India to combat COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Pat Cummins stepped forward on Tuesday to offer assistance to India in the ongoing fight against Covid-19.

The Australian fast, who is currently playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2021, has donated $ 50,000 to the PM Cares Fund, which will be used to buy oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals.

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Cummins took to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the growing number of cases in India. He also urged his fellow IPL players to pitch in and help.

“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high. I’m advised that the Indian Government is of the view that playing the IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country. As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the “PM Cares Fund,” specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals,” Cummins said in his post.

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