BCCI to donate INR 10 crore for India's Olympic-bound athletes' preparations

back icon
safari
20 Jun 2021 | 03:27 PM
authorPTI

BCCI to donate INR 10 crore for India's Olympic-bound athletes' preparations

The Tokyo Olympic Games will begin from July 23

The Indian cricket board on Sunday pledged a donation of INR 10 crore for the training and preparations of the country's Olympic-bound athletes. A decision in this regard was taken at the BCCI's emergent Apex Council meeting, attended by Board president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah. "Yes, BCCI will be helping out the Olympic contingent. An amount of Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned by the Apex Council," a senior BCCI official told PTI.

"It (fund) will be used for the preparation and other contingency purposes of our elite athletes who have qualified for the Tokyo Games. The modalities of the payment will be finalised after talking to Sports ministry and Indian Olympic Association (IOA)."

The Tokyo Olympic Games will begin from July 23. It is understood that post-departure of Li Ning as the kit sponsor, the amount donated by the BCCI will certainly help in multiple ways for the contingent in covering various costs which include training and preparation.

"The BCCI has always believed in helping in the development of Olympic Sports and this is not the first time that a big amount is being donated," he said.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Kohli, Anushka raise nearly INR 11 crore to support Covid-19 relief work in India
Their aim was to raise Rs 7 crore through 'Ketto' but with two days still left, they have managed to surpass their target
usercricket.com staff
12 May 2021
safari
NEWS
UAE is most likely choice for IPL, Dharmasala and Ahmedabad are other options
Indian cricketers, who have not played since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could resume their training in Dubai
userPTI
18 Jul 2020
safari
NEWS
COVID-19: BCCI donates Rs 51 crore to Prime Minister's Relief Fund
A news roundup of all the generous contributions towards COVID-19 from the cricketing fraternity all over the world
userPTI
30 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19
A news roundup of all the generous contributions towards COVID-19 from the cricketing fraternity all over the world
userPTI
27 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
Ganguly says safety first after IPL postponement
The BCCI will discuss all the modalities of this year's edition at the IPL Governing Council meeting in Mumbai on Saturday
userPTI
13 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
IPL 2020 prize money set to reduce by 50 percent
BCCI has notified that instead of a whopping Rs 20 crore, the IPL champion team will now receive Rs 10 crore only
userPTI
04 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
BCCI grants Rs 2 crore to Indian Cricketers' Association
ICA is India's first ever players' association
userPTI
16 Feb 2020
safari
NEWS
IOA invites Ganguly to be Indian contingent's goodwill ambassador
The Tokyo Olympic Games will be held from July 24 to August 9.
userPTI
02 Feb 2020
safari
NEWS
BCCI decides to ease up tenure cap for office-bearers
This was the first AGM chaired after former India captain Sourav Ganguly took charge as BCCI president
userPTI
01 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
RCA handed administrative power during BCCI Apex Council meeting
India’s U-19 World Cup squad is expected to be announced on Sunday
userPTI
30 Nov 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved