Days after Pat Cummins donated $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund as a part of his donation towards availability of oxygen cylinders to needful; patients, the Australian pacer has now taken a U-Turn. In the recent turn of events he thanked Cricket Australia for helping his fund reach to the UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal.
Cricket Australia announced that they will throw their support behind India in this need hour while being in association with the Australian Cricketer’s Association and UNICEF Australia. The generated funds will be provided to India for their medical equipment and generating oxygen for the critical patients.
While Pat Cummins was lauded for his contribution, he was equally criticised by many for donating it to the PM Cares Fund with many people believing that it is not functioning properly. This can be one of the reasons behind Cummins diverting his channel of donation.
The KKR pacer took to Twitter to announce the same a well. “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://india.unicef.org.au/t/australian-cricket” tweeted Cummins.
Pat Cummins Donates To UNICEF For COVID Crisis
Terrific work @CricketAus
FYI I ended up allocating my donation to UNICEF Australia's India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) May 3, 2021
Meanwhile, the IPL 2021 schedule has taken a hit after the KKR vs RCB game scheduled to be played on May 03 was rescheduled after two players from the KKR camp tested COVID positive. All the other players have returned with a negative Test with the entire squad going under a week’s quarantine.
CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner are the suspects at the moment. It is understood that the rest of the squad, which is currently in Delhi, has tested negative. The results emerged after the latest round of testing on Sunday.