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New Delhi [India], Mar 31 (ANI): The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday pledged to donate to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund).

The franchise also urged everyone to support Prime Minister's initiative.

PM Narendra Modi on March 28 had created the PM-CARES Fund and appealed to the countrymen to show their support for the cause.

"Acknowledging the Hon'ble Prime Minister's call, Kings XI Punjab has pledged its contribution to the PMCARES fund in this fight against COVID19. SaddeFans, play your part and support this initiative! Smiling face with smiling eyes," the club official handle tweeted.

Earlier, Indian cricketer Suresh Raina had pledged to donate Rs 31 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakhs to UP CM's Disaster Relief Fund to aid the battle against COVID-19.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also decided to donate Rs 51 crores to the PM-Cares Fund.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, sprinter Hima Das, shuttler PV Sindhu, and wrestler Bajrang Punia have also contributed their bit for the cause. (ANI)

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