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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has pledged to donate Rs 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund).

The lockdown in the country till April 14 due to the coronavirus outbreak has brought everything to a standstill. From Bollywood to cricket to offices, everything is shut. The cricketers have been urging people to stay inside their homes and cooperate with the Government.

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The cricketers around the world have picked new methods to deal with this situation. While India skipper Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have urged the people to stay inside their homes and be safe, opener Shikhar Dhawan is busy with domestic chores.

Off-spinner R Ashwin took a different way of spreading awareness. The off-spinner posted the picture of him mankading Jos Buttler in one of the IPL matches between KXIP and RR. Don’t wander out. Stay inside, stay safe,” Ashwin tweeted.

PM Modi on Sunday announced that the country would go under lockdown for 21 days that means that IPL is slated to get further postponed. The cash-rich league was earlier postponed till April 15.

Earlier, India were slated to play a three-match ODI series against South Africa. The first match was washed away due to rain while the other two were canceled due to the outbreak of coronavirus.