IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) parent company Sun TV network announced on Monday that it will donate Rs 30 crore for COVID-19 relief. India is currently grappling with the second wave of the virus with over 3,50,000 daily new cases and over 3,500 deaths every day. SRH is one of the franchises to announce the donation after many other IPL franchises and cricketers including RCB’s Virat Kohli announced that they will help in every way they can.
IPL 2021: In a Twitter post on Monday, Sunrisers Hyderabad said that the donation of Rs 30 crore will go to NGOs and many Government of India programs.
Sun TV (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.30 crores to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/P6Fez9DuLo
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 10, 2021
IPL 2021: “In addition, the company will leverage its resources including all its media assets to spread greater awareness among millions of our TV viewing audience across India and the rest of the world,” Sunrisers Hyderabad said.
Earlier, RCB and India captain Virat Kohli along with his wife Anushka Sharma launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for NGOs helping them in the fight against COVID-19. The couple donated Rs 2 crore themselves. A total of Rs 7 crore will go to ACT Grants which will help with medical supplies, oxygen concentrators amongst others. Chennai Super Kings also donated 450 oxygen cylinders to the Tamil Nadu government in the fight.