Coronavirus: Wasim Akram, Darren Gough to auction memorabilia

ST STAFF
Saturday, 4 April 2020

The former Pakistan captain Akram has pledged to auction his signed bat and ball. In contrast, the former England cricketer Darren Gough has promised to auction a signed ball.

In the wake of coronavirus crisis, cricketing legends Wasim Akram and Darren Gough have decided to donate memorabilia and raise funds, to aide fight against the pandemic.

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the duo has promised items of memorabilia to be auctioned on behalf of the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy in Washington who have set up a response fund for COVID-19 patients. 

The former Pakistan captain Akram has pledged to auction his signed bat and ball. In contrast, the former England cricketer Darren Gough has promised to auction a signed ball. Meanwhile, England batsman Jos Butler is also auctioning his 2019-World Cup-winning jersey. 

Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has offered free food from his restaurant in Pakistan. There is a long list of the cricketers who made charitably efforts to help out the battle against coronavirus.

 

 

Indian sportspersons who have pledged their support to fight the coronavirus

  • Sachin Tendulkar - Rs 50 lakh
  • Virat Kohli- Amount undisclosed
  • Sourav Ganguly- Donated rice worth Rs 50 lakh
  • P V Sindhu - Rs 10 lakh
  • Pathan brothers- 4000 masks
  • Rohit Sharma- Rs 80 lakh
  • Suresh Raina- Rs 52 lakh
  • Ajinkya Rahane- Rs 10 lakh
  • Mithali Raj- Rs 10 lakh
  • Mary Kom- Rs 1 crore (MPLADs fund)
  • Neeraj Chopra- Rs 3 lakh
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran- Rs 1.25 lakh
  • Manu Bhaker- Rs 1 lakh
  • Gauri Sheoran- Rs 1 lakh

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