Pat Cummins allocates his fund $50k to UNICEF Australia to help India fight against Covid

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Pat Cummins, the Australia and KKR pacer has changed his mind to not to donate to PM Cares Fund. He announced on Monday that he has allocated his donation to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID- 19 Crisis Appeal. To assist the country in combating the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The India COVID- 19 Crisis Appeal, funded by UNICEF Australia, is procuring and installing oxygen generation plants in hospitals to treat critically ill patients. They will be providing testing equipment in severely impacted districts and promoting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Cummins also encouraged people to contribute to the cause if they are in a position to do so

Pat Cummins tweet

“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 https://https://india.unicef.org.au/t/australian-cricket,”

Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketers’ Association, and UNICEF Australia will collaborate to collect funds for the India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal.

Cricket Australia announced earlier in the day that the board would make a $50,000 initial donation. They will also encourage Australians to donate generously at this crucial time in India’s COVID-19 response.

The campaign has raised more than $73,000 as of today to help India’s fight against COVID-19.

“Australian Cricket has been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by this second coronavirus wave to hit India, a country with which Australians share a strong friendship and connection,” it said in a statement. “Cricket Australia will make an initial donation of $50,000 and encourage Australians everywhere to give generously at this critical time in India’s Covid-19 response,” it further said.

Meanwhile, Pat Cummins team KKR’s match has been rescheduled as two teammates tested positive. All the players of KKR are isolated.

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