As the whole country has come to a standstill because of the outbreak of Coronavirus, Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund have been set up by PM Narendra Modi. The PM CARES-Fund was announced on Saturday, where PM Modi urged everyone to “contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities”.
Soon, celebrities and commoners started donating money to PM CARES-Fund in order to help the government fight the dangerous disease and emerge victoriously. Several cricketers have also joined forces to help the government curb the disease.
On Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a donation of Rs 51 crore towards the PM CARES-Fund. President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, took to his Twitter and announced the same. He wrote:
“@Bcci and it’s affiliated State Association contribute 51 crores to PM- Cares fund to help #IndiaFightsCornona @narendramodi”
Here, check out the tweet of Sourav Ganguly:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 28, 2020
This piece of information was also shared by PTI via their official Twitter account. Here, check out the Tweet:
BCCI donates Rs 51 crore to Prime Minister's Relief Fund for disaster management in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) March 28, 2020
As soon as the news of BCCI donating Rs. 51 crore came out, social media was flooded with reactions from fans. While there were many who lauded the institution for their contribution, there were many who slammed the BCCI for contributing only 51 crores.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Akshyakumar donated 25Cr , is BCCI not even 10 times Akshyakumar ???
— Praveen Kumar (@praveen127) March 28, 2020
— Jitendra Chauhan (@Jitendra_dei) March 28, 2020
Dear @BCCI ,
Why not put country over money amd contribute more.
The same people have made BCCI what it is today.
Be a bit more generous.
We all have done our part.
— Halwa-e-Hind (@e_halwa) March 28, 2020
— AVISHEK 🇮🇳 (@I_AVIJAIN) March 28, 2020
Atleast learn from @crpfindia they itself have donated 33crores …these men daily work on life threat when they can do…it's a shame on board as well as rich cricketers …don't think that some big ppl r contributing is enough…each and everyone should donate
— Deepak (@DgPKMKB) March 28, 2020
12000 crore income 51 crore donation is Shagun ka 1 rupiya 🤣🤭
— @Morally Corrupt Nation (@Castic19) March 28, 2020
17bangladeshi cricketers donated 50% of their monthly Salary,,,
— Stay Home do your bit for India (@ImAbhishek_5) March 28, 2020
Its should be more than that, u dont even pay taxes lol
— AFlyingKiwi (@anilksehrawat) March 28, 2020
Wondering why people were trolling BCCI for their contribution? Well, a popular comedian named ‘Karan Talwar’ explained how INR 51 Crores is ‘nothing’ amount for the BCCI. In his Tweet, Karan revealed that BCCI gets a whopping INR 55 crores for one IPL match. He wrote:
“FYI: Star India pays BCCI 55 Crores for ONE IPL match. Just one.”
Here, check out his Tweet:
FYI: Star India pays BCCI 55 Crores for ONE IPL match. Just one. https://t.co/LfRFbRQcvu
— Karan Talwar (@BollywoodGandu) March 28, 2020