It is essential to stand united in the fight against Covid-19, say cricketers as they pledge to contribute Rs 462,000 to the Covid-19 fund.
Kathmandu 9 June. Cricket Players’ Association Nepal (CPAN) has called off its annual CPAN Cricket Award scheduled for April 3, and decided to contribute the awards’ prize money to the government-established Coronavirus Prevention and Control Fund.
In a statement on Monday, the association said Rs 462,000, the total prize money on offer for the awards will be provided to the fund to help fight the Covid-19 epidemic.
The next edition of the award will take place in 2021, said the association.
“We are all aware that coronavirus has spread rapidly in the world and Nepal has also been directly hit by the epidemic,”said CPAN. “It is essential that we stand united in the government’s initiation to fight against Covid-19. In this regard, CPAN, which represents all national and international cricketers, expresses our commitment in the fight against coronavirus,” said the statement.
The awards, in its second year, was to honour cricketers in five different categories: player of the year (male and female), emerging player, moment of the year and lifetime achievement award. Except for the lifetime achievement category, winners were to be decided based on their performance in the last calendar year.
A cash prize of Rs 132,000 each was on offer for the winner of female and female player of the year categories. Winners in the remaining three categories would have received Rs 66,000 each.