Sri Lanka Cricket to contribute 25 million rupees in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

SLC has already postponed all domestic tournaments until further notice, while also asking the players and its employees to remain indoors.

The Sri Lanka Cricket board has already postponed all domestic tournaments until further notice.

The Sri Lanka Cricket board has already postponed all domestic tournaments until further notice.   -  Twitter

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Monday, decided to contribute 25 million Lankan rupees to the government’s efforts towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic, which has triggered a health crisis across the globe.

It said the grant will be handed over to the government immediately.

“Sri Lanka Cricket, whilst understanding the gravity of the ongoing health problem, has also taken several other steps to provide its fullest assistance to the Government in order to combat the crisis,” the SLC said in a release.

SLC has already postponed all domestic tournaments until further notice, while also asking the players (first class and national team) and its employees to remain indoors during this troubled time and obey government directives.

“Our national players are constantly supporting the fight against COVID-19 via their social media platforms requesting the fans to remain safe,” the Board said.

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“The SLC also wishes to request our valued stakeholders, such as the member clubs, district and provincial associations to take all precautionary steps to ensure that they remain safe at this moment of time.”

It commended the efforts of the government, health and other officials, the Armed Forces, Police and other parties in fighting the dreaded coronavirus.

Sri Lanka has so far reported around 90 positive cases. There have been no deaths reported, thus far.

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