Pooran donates part of IPL salary to India’s COVID-19 fight


West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran will donate a part of his IPL salary to aid the fight against COVID-19 in India. The country has been hit by a surge in cases and deaths in recent weeks, with numbers reaching record high.

The left-handed Pooran, who plays for Punjab Kings, spoke of his intention to support the cause on Twitter.

“Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation,” Pooran tweeted.

“It’s all so heartbreaking to be so close to such tragedy.”

Pooran hasn’t had the best time in IPL this season, scoring just 28 runs in six innings, including four ducks.

Meanwhile, Shikhar DhawanSachin Tendulkar and Jaydev Unadkat have also contributed towards the fight to deal with the dire COVID-19 situation in India.

Unadkat has pledged 10% of his salary from the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, while Dhawan, of the Delhi Capitals, and Tendulkar have contributed towards the Mission Oxygen initiative.

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