MCA donates Rs.1 crore for drought relief

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday handed over Rs.1 crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for drought relief.

Mumbai batsmen Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane handed over the cheque to Fadnavis on behalf of the MCA at the Wankhede Stadium here in the presence of MCA president Sharad Pawar during the innings break after South Africa posted a massive 438/4 in 50 overs against India in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI).

This is the second successive year of drought in Maharashtra.

MCA vice president Ashish Shelar on October 18 declared that the association will donate the amount in the last match of the ODI series.

“The Maharashtra government has already announced drought. Therefore, today (October 18) the MCA in a meeting has decided to give Rs.1 crore as relief fund to tackle the drought,” Shelar told reporters.