New Delhi:The eight franchisee owners and sponsors of the Indian Premier League (IPL) donated Rs.60 million for the victims of the serial bombings that rocked the city on Tuesday.
A cheque was handed over to the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during the game between Rajasthan Royals and the Bangalore Royal Challengers.
As a mark of respect to the victims of the terror attacks, both the teams lined up to keep two minutes silence.
The IPL Chairman Lalit Modi said that IPL decided to play in Jaipur to send a message to the world that nothing can hamper the spirit and enthusiasm of the people of this beautiful and historically enriched city.
"The eight franchisees and five sponsors of the league came together to donate Rs. 6 crore towards the Rajasthan chief minister's relief fund, as aid towards the victims of the terror attacks in Jaipur. This contribution will go towards the rehabilitation of the affected families of the victims," IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi said before the commencement of the game.
The eight franchises have donated Rs.5 million each, while the five sponsors namely DLF Ltd, Vodafone, Citibank, Kingfisher and Hero Honda have contributed Rs.4 million each.