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Sunrisers Hyderabad owners donate Rs 30 crore in India’s fight against COVID-19

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Wriddhiman Saha, along with three other players from two different franchises, had tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the indefinite suspension of the IPL last Tuesday.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: May 10, 2021 3:03:30 pm
SRH were at the bottom of the IPL 2021 table before the league's suspension. (File)

Owners of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sun TV, on Monday donated Rs 30 crore towards COVID-19 relief work being undertaken by the state and central governments along with various NGOs.

India is battling a devastating health crisis in the second wave of the global pandemic, which is currently causing over 4,000 daily deaths.

“Sun TV Network is donating a sum of Rs 30 crore to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sunrisers Hyderabad said in a statement posted on their twitter handle.

“This will be spent on several initiatives currently underway at various states of India including the following: 1. Donations to the various programmes initiated by Government of India and State governments. 2. Partnering with NGOs that are providing oxygen cylinders, medicines etc.”

The 2016 IPL champions also said that “the company will leverage its resources, including all its media assets, to spread greater awareness among millions of our TV viewing audiences across India and rest of the world.”

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha, along with three other players from two different franchises, and two coaches from another team had tested positive, leading to the indefinite suspension of the IPL last Tuesday.

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