- Sunrisers Hyderabad have donated a sum of Rs 30 crore to provide COVID-19 relief work to those affected
- Sunrisers Hyderabad had donated a sum of Rs 10 crore last year to aid India’s fight against COVID-19
- Sunrisers Hyderabad were seen in action during the recently-suspended IPL 2021
Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have come forward to make a generous donation in these testing times and aid India’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19. Sunrisers Hyderabad have donated Rs 30 crore to provide relief work to those affected by the second wave of the pandemic.
The sum will be used as donations to various programmes initiated by the government of India and the state governments across the nation. The Sun TV network, which owns the IPL franchise, has also partnered with NGOs to provide oxygen cylinders and medicine among other things to those in need.
“Sun TV (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.30 crores to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic,” SRH said on Twitter.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had also come forward to donate last year when the first wave of the pandemic had wreaked havoc across the country. SRH had donated Rs 10 crore for COVID-19 relief work last year.
The one-time IPL champions did not have a great campaign in the first half of the tournament this year. SRH managed only one win in their first seven matches and were reeling at the last spot before the tournament was postponed last week. The franchise also sacked David Warner from captaincy and replaced him with Kane Williamson.
Warner was not only sacked from captaincy but also dropped from the playing XI for SRH’s game against Rajasthan Royals which they lost by 55 runs. SRH wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha was among the players to have tested positive for COVID-19 which led to the indefinite suspension of the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hopeful of sparking a turnaround in the second phase of the tournament when IPL 2021 resumes later this year. BCCI is working on a window and a venue to complete the remainder of the season.