Assam Cricket Association donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19

The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) announced a donation of Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the Assam Arogya Nidhi to help combat the spread of novel coronavirus.

In a statement, ACA president Ramen Dutta and secretary Devajit Saikia said Rs 25 lakh will be donated to each of the fund by the ACA.

The ACA urged all citizens to follow the advisories of the government regarding the ongoing lockdown and other steps to check COVID 19.

The statement further informed that the ACA has taken necessary steps to provide rations and other requirements to the technical and ground staffs as well as security personnel who are accommodated in the ACA Stadium premise in Guwahati.

There will be no deduction of pay and salaries of the employees of ACA, numbering 71, the statement added.

The ACA had already suspended all its playing and coaching activities last month and has also offered its stadium for turning into quarantine facility, if needed.

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