This former Indian cricketer did the winning work, donated the proceeds from IPL in the fight against Kovid-19
The BCCI decided to postpone IPL-2021 indefinitely due to increasing cases of corona. With this, all the players participating in it, the support staff and those involved in the commentary panel, returned to their homes. Former India and Bengal cricket team player Laxmiratan Shukla was also part of the IPL commentary team. After the postponement of the league, Shukla has done a winning job. He has decided to pay the entire fees from IPL commentary to the West Bengal Chief Minister Relief Fund to deal with the Corona crisis. Shukla gave information about this by tweeting.
Shukla took this decision on his birthday on Thursday. Shukla was the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister of the state from 2016 to 2021. He said goodbye to politics earlier this year. He was a Trinamool Congress MLA from Howrah North region. He has also played three ODIs for India. He has also participated in 47 IPL matches. He said, "I am happy that I am able to give the earnings from the IPL 2021 commentary on the day of my birthday for the good of the state." Whatever I am, I am because of people. If my contribution makes any difference on my birthday, I will consider myself lucky. ''
Many more cricketers have helped
Before Shukla, many cricketers who played in the IPL have come forward to help India in this epidemic. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins decided to help the PM Cares Fund. Apart from them, Shikhar Dhawan, Jaidev Unadkat, Pandya brothers also announced their help. Sachin Tendulkar, Brett Lee have also helped. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals also announced help in the fight against this epidemic.
In the current season of IPL, apart from Kolkata Knight Riders' Varun Charakvarti and Sandeep Warrier, three support staff of Chennai Super Kings and five DDCA groundsmen were found to be infected with Corona on Monday. On Tuesday, Riddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals were also found to be Kovid positive. Due to this, the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council on Tuesday decided to postpone the IPL-14 indefinitely.