Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Pat Cummins has donated $50,000 to the ‘PM Cares Fund’ for the purchase of oxygen supplies in Indian hospitals amidst the mounting COVID-19 crisis in the country.
Pat Cummins is in India for IPL 2021, which is being played behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment and at limited venues.
Releasing a statement on his official Twitter account, Pat Cummins said that he is saddened to see the suffering in the country owing to the second wave of COVID-19.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021
“India is a country I have come to love dearly over the years, and the people here are some of the warmest and kindest I have met. To know so many are suffering so much this time saddens me greatly.”
“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high. I am advised that the Indian government is of the view that playing the IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country.”