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Jacob Martin (AFP Photo)

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have contributed Rs 3 lakh towards the treatment cost of former India and Baroda cricketer Jacob Martin, who is on life support at a Vadodara hospital.

Martin, 46, who played 10 One-Day Internationals between 1999 and 2001, met with a road accident in December and sustained injuries to his lungs and liver.

“Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited transferred a sum of Rs three lakh towards the medical expenses of Martin,” K S Viswanathan, CEO, Chennai Super Kings, said.

“We got it touch with Baroda Cricket Association officials to understand his financial situation. We hope and pray for his speedy recovery,” Viswanathan added.

Martin s daily hospital bills amount to Rs 70,000. Among the cricketers who have offered to help are Ganguly, Zaheer Khan, Yusuf Pathan and his brother Irfan, Munaf Patel. The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) has also sanctioned Rs 2.7 lakh.

Krunal Pandya, the elder brother of Hardik, is next to join the list of cricketers to help Martin, who coached Baroda in the 2016-17 season. According to a report in The Telegraph on Tuesday, Krunal sent a blank cheque to former BCCI and BCA secretary Sanjay Patel.