Indian and South African cricket teams together have donated as much as $8500 for supplying bottled water and to continue drilling of borewells as Cape Town Water Crisis is severe.
The captain of India, Virat Kohli, and Faf du Plessis have donated 100,000 rands to the Givers Foundation at Newlands Stadium on Sunday. In fact, the Gift of the Givers foundation is the largest organization of disaster relief in the African continent.
Virat Kohli & Co. Assisting Cape Town Water Crisis
The chairman has appreciated the move saying the money will make a good move. “The Gift of the Givers appreciates the support from the South African and Indian cricket teams. This is towards our Western Cape drought initiative. This generous contribution will assist us in essential borewell drilling in various areas which are virtual without water,” said Sooliman.
These funds will help them to supply water to the homes of physically and mentally challenged, orphanages, and cerebral palsy. Earlier month, Cape Town residents restricted to use 50 liters of water per day. It would come down to ‘Day Zero’ soon after water in the city runs out within next two or three months.
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“Both teams had the first-hand experience of the water crisis in Cape Town. And, having a chat with Kohli, we decided to get the teams to sign some jerseys which we auctioned off, with the funds raised going to assist the Cape Town Water Crisis,” said du Plessis.
“We also wanted to create awareness and hopefully the other organizations and sports codes follow in our direction,” he added.
In the words of Kohli –
“Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whenever we visit and play at Newlands, the local people treat as extremely well. By creating awareness of the drought, we are playing our part in highlighting the drought so people can see the seriousness of what is taking place in the Mother City.”