Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to grant Rs. 25 million to the Government to help its efforts toward combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant will be handed over to the Government immediately.
Sri Lanka Cricket said, whilst understanding the gravity of the ongoing health problem, it had also taken several other steps to provide its fullest assistance to the Government in order to combat the crisis.
SLC has already postponed all domestic cricket tournaments, until further notice, and asked its players (first class and national) and also its employees to remain indoors, during this troubled time, obeying Government directives. “Our national players are constantly supporting the fight against COVID-19 via their social media platforms, requesting fans to remain safe,” SLC said in its statement.
The SLC also commended the Government, health services and other Government officials, the Sri Lanka Armed Forces, Police and all relevant parties engaged in doing their utmost best to help the nation recover from the ongoing health crisis.
It requested member clubs and district and provincial associations to take all precautionary steps to ensure that they remain safe at this moment of time.