TKR, owned by Shah Rukh, will distribute 1000 food baskets in Trinidad and Tobago

KOLKATA: Caribbean Premier League side Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), owned by Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan , on Friday pledged to distribute a thousand food packages to those in need who are struggling in Trinidad and Tobago due to the forced coronavirus blockade.

The TKR has involved its local icons Kieron Pollard , Dwayne Bravo , Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine , who along with the team's support staff will personally distribute the obstacles to various areas of the island nation.

"@tkriders collaborated with HADCO Ltd. to 'Do the Knight thing' &distributeasmanyas1kfoodhamperstotheneedywhoarestrugglingbecauseofthelockdownintrinidad&tobago.proudofumyboys!,"tweetedshahrukh,whoisalsotheco-ownerofiplsidecalcuttaknightriders.

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TKR has partnered with HADCO Ltd, which has met the hurdles. In addition, they added some items at no cost and will deliver all obstacles to TKR for later distribution.

We all know the challenge that this health crisis has posed. The entire TKR family wants to contribute and play a small role in alleviating the pain felt by the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Director of TKR, Venky Mysore he said in a statement.

Our players and support staff have been fantastic, as has HADCO. When we discussed this idea, everyone spontaneously agreed to get involved in the initiative.

Our players will personally deliver the obstacles and we hope this puts a smile on people's faces and eases the pain a bit. This is a start and we will surely assess needs on an ongoing basis and do our best to contribute, he added.