Yashasvi Jaiswal, coach helps Mumbai outfielders

MUMBAI: hero of India's U-19 World Cup Yashasvi Jaiswal and his coach Jwala Singh They have collaborated to help the city's gardeners, who have been practically out of work due to the blockade caused by the Coronavirus.

On Sunday, Jwala Singh posted pictures of him and Jaiswal distributing grocery packets to groundsmen of various maidans in Mumbai, on Facebook. # Lockdown3. Time to help people who are backbone of cricket. All our groundsmen who work day and night to get us good pitches and grounds. I and yashasvi did this today to all grounds like the Azad maidan, Cross maidan, Matunga, Oval maidan, Shivaji Park , Police Gymkhana and Air India Sports Club. A small contribution can help people survive difficult times. Please look around you and help people in need ... maybe this post can help others think like this ... A human aid chain can overcome any challenge that is sorely needed at this difficult time. # willbeatcorona19, he wrote, along with the images.

Meanwhile, former Mumbai left arm spinner and current Mumbai U19 coach Rajesh Pawar , Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Apex Council members Nadim Memon and Vihang Sarnaik have also distributed groceries to gardeners at Dadkar Maidan in Matunga, Azad Maidan, Cross Maidan and Oval Maidan. Memon also financially helped these maalis, in addition to giving them cooking oil, wheat, and other essentials that will last them for a month.

Referees, scorers continue to receive help too

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A group of senior local umpires, headed by former Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) managing committee member and BCCI umpire Ganesh Iyer is continuing to provide financial assistance to needy local umpires and scorers in the lockdown period. The initiative, called 'Lending a Hand', has helped 32 more umpires and scorers with Rs 9,000 each, apart from a set of monthly provision required for a family. 16 match officials have been given Rs 7,500 each, while 14 match officials have been given Rs 5000 each.

The payments have been made taking into account the need for the party official and after speaking with them individually, Iyer said. According to him, lending a hand has spent Rs 4.78,000 for this cause. We thank all of our contributors to this cause and recognize that without their benevolence and support we could not have done our part for the needy party officials, Iyer said.

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