IPL 2021: Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates commentary fees to West Bengal relief fund

IPL 2021: Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates commentary charges to West Bengal reduction fund

Kolkata: Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Thursday introduced he has donated his complete Indian Premier League commentary price to the West Bengal’s Chief Minister Reduction Fund to contribute within the struggle towards COVID-19.

Shukla had served as Kolkata’s Sports activities and Youth Affairs Minister between 2016 and 2021 earlier than quitting politics early this yr. He was a TMC MLA from the Howrah Uttar constituency.

“I’m glad that I may donate my IPL 2021 commentary’s remuneration for the state’s welfare on my birthday,” Shukla stated.

“No matter I’m in the present day is due to the folks and their help round me. Therefore, on this auspicious day, if my humble contribution could make a distinction to the massive calamity that all of us are going via, I’ll contemplate myself fortunate,” he added.

The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in India with the healthcare infrastructure throughout the nation struggling to deal with the case load amid scarcity of oxygen provide and important medicines.

In West Bengal, COVID-19 fatalities rose to 11,964 on Thursday whereas the caseload additionally mounted to 9,35,066 after the state registered a document one-day spike of 18,431 recent infections.

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“On this time of disaster, we should all attempt to do our bit in order that we are able to struggle the pandemic and make the world a contented place over again.

“Might all of us win towards this tough time. I urge every one to keep up hygiene and put on masks, keep away from gatherings and keep secure,” Shukla stated.

A number of former and present cricketers, together with Sachin Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan and Jaydev Undakat, Australians Pat Cummins and Brett Lee, and West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran have additionally contributed within the struggle towards COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the BCCI was compelled to indefinitely postpone the IPL after a number of instances of COVID-19 amongst gamers and help workers members have been detected.

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