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CSK to donate ticket proceeds to families of Pulwama martyrs, MS Dhoni will present the cheque

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 March 2019, 15:00 IST
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After team India now Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings have decided to donate money to the families of CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama attack. CSK Director Rakesh Singh announced that ticket proceeds of Chennai Super Kings’ first home match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23 will go towards the families of the victims of the Pulwama terror attack.

“Our captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary lieutenant colonel of the Indian Territorial Army, will present the cheque to the families,” Rakesh said.


Tickets of highly-anticipated match between defending champions CSK and Virat Kohli’s RCB were sold out within hours on the opening day of sale.

Earlier, the Indian cricket team wore the Army caps bearing BCCI’s logo to pay tribute to the slain soldiers in Pulwama attack. The team also donated their match fee to the families of killed CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) jawans.

The BCCI’s decision of wearing military caps came after a CRPF convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2,547 soldiers was attacked by a car bomb in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. More than 40 CRPF jawans were killed and many others were injured. This was termed as the worst attack on Indian soldiers since Uri attack in 2016.

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First published: 21 March 2019, 15:00 IST
 
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