In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has forced a 21-day lockdown across the country, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly took the opportunity to visit the iconic ‘Belur Math’ in Howrah on Wednesday and donated 2000 kg rice for the needy.

Ganguly, who is a busy man as he has a lot on his plate, confessed that he visited the religious spot after 25 years.

Ganguly took to his official Twitter handle and posted images from his Belur Math visit with the caption “Visited Belur Math after 25 years, handed over 2000kgs of rice for the needy.”

Meanwhile, there is doubt over the start of the cash-rich Indian Premier League because of the coronavirus. Ganguly has said that the welfare of the citizens and players will be given importance while taking a call. He also said, if the tournament has to happen at all, then it has to be a truncated one.

Not just India, countries across the globe have imposed lockdowns and closed their borders amid the pandemic that has led to more than 42,300 fatalities as of April 1.

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a major impact on the global sporting calendar. The Tokyo Olympics has been postponed in an unprecedented decision and other major events, including the NBA, Wimbledon and the European football leagues, have been either suspended or canceled.