It was only a few days back when Australian pacer Pat Cummins announced to donate AUD 50,000 to the PM Cares Fund amid the current COVID-19 crisis in India. The 27-year-old fast bowler also earned a lot of appreciation for his noble gesture.
However, in the latest turn of events, Cummins, who is plying his trade for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League, has decided to allocate his funds to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal.
Cummins’ decision came after Cricket Australia (CA) pledged AUD 50,000 to help India in the fight against the second wave of novel coronavirus.
The funds raised by CA will be donated to UNICEF Australia and will be utilized for relief measures in India.
“Cricket Australia will make an initial donation of AUD 50,000 and encourage Australians everywhere to give generously at this crucial time in India’s COVID-19 response,” CA said in its latest press release.
“UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal is procuring and installing Oxygen Generation Plants in hospitals to treat seriously ill patients, providing testing equipments in heavily impacted districts and supporting the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX initiative,” the board added.
Reacting to CA’s latest announcement, Cummins took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Terrific work @CricketAus. FYI I ended up allocating my donation to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal. If you’re able to, please join many others in supporting this here.”