Sachin Tendulkar, MCA do their bit to fight COVID-19

Both Sachin Tendulkar and the Mumbai Cricket Association donated ₹50 lakhs each to battle the pandemic.

Former Indian cricketer and League Ambassador of T20 Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar has stepped up in the time of crisis and donated ₹50 lakh rupees to aid the government's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has enveloped the country.

The Mumbai-based legend has pledged ₹25 lakhs to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and ₹25 lakhs to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Sachin Tendulkar has also shown his support for the fight against the outbreak by sharing awareness videos on social media regularly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a 21-day lockdown of the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The government's advice to stay at home for three weeks was supported by various sports stars including Sachin Tendulkar.

The Little Master has championed a variety of social causes including the recent Australian bushfire aid, for which he played a charity match. His generous donation to fight the pandemic is one of the highest by any sportsperson in the country.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Cricket Association too came forward with a donation of ₹50 lakhs.

The MCA President and Secretary decided the donation amount after the Apex Council's meeting, according to MCA secretary Sanjay Naik.

The donated amount will go to the Chief Minister Relief Fund to help Maharashtra, which is the worst-affected state with more than 150 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

MCA has also offered its properties including the Wankhede Stadium to be made into temporary quarantine facilities if the government requires.

The Mumbai Cricket Association had earlier announced that their offices will remain closed till 14th April as per government directions and decided to postpone all cricket matches which were scheduled to be played between 14th March and 14th April.

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