Former BCCI and ICC Chief N Srinivasan donates Rs 2 crores for Chennai flood victims

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N Srinivasan on Tuesday showed the more generous side of his personality when he donated Rs 2 Crores to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the Chennai flood victims. The beleaguered ex-president of the BCCI met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa along with his daughter and handed over the cheque.

Srinivasan has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons as was sacked from the post of Chairman of the ICC in November following CBI investigations that claimed some controversies relating to his various ownerships, conflict of interest and corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However criticism he may have faced for all the acts of irregularities, his one act of benevolence will go a long way, as he has stepped up when his city needed him the most. Read: Indian cricketers send strong message to flood-affected people in Chennai

Apart from him, there are others too from the cricketing fraternity who have joined hands to help flood-affected Chennai to a great extent. The list includes Tamil Nadu cricketers like Abhinav Mukund, twins Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith — who were seen helping with the relief work and distributing essentials among those affected by the calamity — and Sri Lankan legends Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan, who donated sums of Rs 60 lakhs and Rs 1 crore respectively.

From the Indian Cricket team, two Chennai-lads Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay — who were busy playing the Test series against South Africa that wrapped up only on Monday — have pledged support to the flood victims in their own capacity. The Chennai flood has been a devastating one, with the death toll going past 270 according to the latest reports. Read: When Ravichandran Ashwin felt helpless after not being able to contact his parents in Chennai