Sri Lanka Cricket can provide LKR 25 million to battle coronavirus
The governing physique of cricket in Sri Lanka, SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) have determined to assist fund the combat in opposition to the coronavirus epidemic with a sum of 25 million Lankan rupees to the authorities of the country. In a press launch issued by using the physique on Sunday, SLC clarified that the provide will be exceeded over "immediately".
"Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken a selection to furnish a sum of LKR 25 million to the Government to assist its efforts towards combating the Covid-19 pandemic, which has created a country wide fitness crisis.
"Accordingly, the furnish will be exceeded over to the Government immediately.
"Sri Lanka Cricket, while grasp the gravity of the ongoing fitness problem, has additionally taken various different steps to grant its fullest help to the Government in order to fight the crisis.
"SLC has already postponed all home cricket tournaments, till in addition notice, whilst have requested our players, (first classification and national) and additionally personnel to stay indoors, throughout this stricken time, obeying authorities directives.
"Our country wide gamers are continuously helping the combat towards the Covid-19 by their Social Media Platforms asking for the followers to continue to be safe.
"The SLC additionally needs to take this chance to commend the Government, fitness and different authorities officials, the Sri Lanka Armed Forces, Police and all applicable events engaged in doing its utmost exceptional to assist the country get better from the ongoing fitness crisis.
"Whilst, the SLC additionally desires to request our valued stakeholders, such as the member clubs, District and Provincial Associations to take all precautionary steps to make sure that they continue to be protected at this second of time." - examine the full textual content of the press release.
Buoyed through the decision, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa took to Twitter to categorical his gratitude closer to the board.
"Thank you to @OfficialSLC for the supply of 25 million lkr to aid the govt. in its conflict towards #COVID19. The help flowing in from all ends has been overwhelming. We additionally thank all the person gamers who have come ahead in imparting support. #TogetherWeCan #COVID19SL" - tweeted Rajapaksa.
More than 337,000 humans have been contaminated through the novel coronavirus throughout the world and 14,651 have died, with deaths in Italy surpassing the toll in China the place the outbreak began, in accordance to a Reuters tally. In Sri Lanka, as of 0200 GMT on March 23, eighty two validated instances of coronavirus have been reported.