COVID-19: CAB office bearers pitch in with contributions

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 26th, 2020, 21:06:25hrs

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) On a day when the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) made an appeal to all its units, players and match officials to contribute generously, its secretary Snehashis Ganguly, vice-president Naresh Ojha and joint secretary Debabrata Das came forward to contribute to the cause.

Treasurer Debasish Ganguly's club South Suburban also showed its intent to donate.

Snehashis, Naresh and Debabrata contributed Rs 1 lakh each to the State Emergency Relief Fund to help in the battle against coronavirus pandemic.

South Suburban also agreed to donate a similar amount.

"In these dark days we need to fight this pandemic shoulder to shoulder. Hence I have decided to contribute one lakh personally to the cause. My academy 22-Yards will give another Rs 50,000. Let's do our best to battle this menace," Snehashis said.

"These are uncertain times and we all need to come forward and join the battle. I feel humbled to make a paltry contribution of one lakh rupees to the cause," said Naresh Ojha.

On Wednesday, the CAB had announced that it would donate a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the State Administration in Corona Aid with president Avishek Dalmiya shelling Rs 5 lakh from his own pocket.