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Nicholas Pooran to donate part of his IPL salary to India’s COVID-19 battle

Punjab Kings’ West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran has determined to donate part of his IPL wage to assist India battle the lethal resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scores of individuals throughout the nation are dying within the wake of the second wave of the pandemic. India has reported over 3.86 lakh recent COVID circumstances since Thursday.

Pooran urged Indians to get themselves vaccinated on the earliest.

“If you may get vaccinated please do, I may also do my half which is proceed to hope for India however not solely that, I might additionally prefer to donate a portion of my IPL wage in direction of this disaster,” Pooran stated within the video posted on Twitter.

The 25-year-old cricketer from Trinidad is conscious of the toll the unprecedented well being disaster is taking over India’s overburdened medical infrastructure.

“To all my followers and supporters world wide and again house, I realise I’m in a protected and privileged place right here in India on the IPL.

“However it’s additionally heartbreaking to be so near such tragedy that’s unfolding round us. For a rustic that has proven us a lot love and assist through the years, all I can do is be part of fingers with my fellow gamers to assist convey some consciousness to this case in India.

“The healthcare system is overwhelmed proper now. The folks can’t get the eye they want due to the dearth of oxygen provides, I can’t comprehend to start out,” Pooran stated.

Pooran, who has performed all of the six matches for PBKS to this point in IPL 2021, expressed his want to play an element after his franchise too pledged assist by offering oxygen concentrators.

“Though many different international locations are nonetheless being affected by the pandemic, the scenario in India proper now’s notably extreme. I’ll do my half to convey consciousness and monetary help to this dire scenario,” Pooran tweeted.

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