Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will sport blue jersey in one of their upcoming games to salute the various COVID warriors who are constantly fighting against the pandemic. RCB skipper Virat Kohli in a video spoke about that they will be auctioning the signed-player jerseys from the game to raise money for India’s health infrastructure, which is reeling under the lethal second wave of the coronavirus.
The specially-made blue jerseys, which the RCB players are likely to wear in their next match, will also have important healthcare messages engraved on it.
RCB TO Wear Blue Jersey In Upcoming Games
RCB has identified key areas where much needed help is required immediately in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support in Bangalore and other cities, and will be making a financial contribution towards this. pic.twitter.com/jS5ndZR8dt
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 2, 2021
“What’s happening in our country with the spread of the COVID virus is deeply concerning. We as a franchise over the past week have had focused discussions on how we can help at the ground level and assist frontline workers in these dire times. RCB has identified key areas in which immediate help is required in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support and will be making a financial contribution in this regard,” Koli said in the video.
“RCB will also auction all the signed player jerseys from this game to raise money and add to our earlier financial contribution supporting healthcare infrastructure related to oxygen support,” RCB said in a statement.
India on Sunday reported its highest single-day toll of 3,689 Covid deaths. The country also saw a slight dip in the daily numbers with 3,92,488 new cases reported in the last 24 hours The new cases take India’s Covid tally to 1,95,57,457.
The new cases recorded in the last 24 hours showed a slight dip from Saturday when India hit a global record in its daily Covid-19 numbers with 4,01,993 fresh cases.
RCB play KKR in their next game on May 3 at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.