IPL to donate Rs.60 mn for Jaipur blast victims

May 17th, 2008 - 1:42 am ICT by admin  


Jaipur, May 17 (IANS) The eight franchisee owners and sponsors of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have decided to donate Rs.60 million for the victims of the serial bombings that rocked the city Tuesday. “The eight franchisees and five sponsors of the league would come together to donate Rs. 6 crores towards the Rajasthan chief minister’s relief fund, as aid towards the victims of the terror attacks in Jaipur. This contribution will go towards the rehabilitation of the affected families of the victims,” IPL chairman and commissioner said in a statement Friday.

A cheque would be handed over to the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during Saturday’s game between Rajasthan Royals and the Bangalore Royal Challengers.

The eight franchises have donated Rs.5 million each, while the five sponsors namely DLF Ltd, Vodafone, Citibank, Kingfisher and Hero Honda have contributed Rs.4 million each, the statement said.

As a mark of respect to the victims of the terror attacks, both the teams will wear black armbands during the game Satiurday.

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