Mumbai,16th May: Lalit Modi, Chairman & Commissioner, DLF Indian Premier League, today, announced that the eight franchisees and five sponsors of the league would come together to donate Rs. 6 crores towards the Rajasthan Chief Ministers Relief Fund, as aid towards the victims of the terror attacks in Jaipur on May 13th 2008. This contribution towards the Chief Ministers Relief Fund will go to the rehabilitation of the affected families of the victims of the tragic Jaipur blasts.
This contribution has been made possible because of the partners of the DLF Indian Premier League and a cheque favouring the Rajasthan Chief Ministers Relief Fund would be handed over to Ms. Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Chief Minister of Rajasthan at the game tomorrow in Jaipur between the Rajasthan Royals and the Bangalore Royal Challengers.
The eight franchises of the league have all come together to donate Rs. 50 lakh each totaling Rs. 4 crores, while the five sponsors namely DLF Ltd, Vodafone, Citibank, Kingfisher and Hero Honda have all contributed Rs. 40 lakhs each totaling Rs. 2 crores.
As a mark of respect to the victims of the terror attacks, both the teams will wear black armbands during the game tomorrow in Jaipur.