The BCCI acting president, CK Khanna has requested the CoA chief, Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore to the families of the Indian soldiers, who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack, which took away lives of at least 42 CRPF jawans.

“We are saddened and join our fellow Indian citizens in condemning the dastardly Pulwama Terror attack. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers,” Khanna wrote in the letter to COA, office bearers and state units. “I request the Committee of Administrators that BCCI should contribute at least Rs 5 crore through the appropriate government agencies to the families of the martyred soldiers.”

“I am also going to request the state associations and the respective Indian Premier League franchise owners to consider making contributions,” he added.

He also said, “As a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Force personnel martyred in the terror attack, we should observe a two-minute silence during the first match of the India vs Australia series starting February 24, and during the opening ceremony/inaugural match of the Indian Premier League starting March 23.”

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