Kumble moots T20 match to raise funds

Kumble moots T20 match to raise funds

For the cause of flood-victims

He said the match would be appropriate as these teams represent Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, which have been severely affected by floods.

Kumble was speaking at a press conference organised by Indian Red Cross Society to urge people to participate in the relief efforts.
“I have made the suggestion to IPL authorities but if that does not work out, I will make a request to the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) to organise a celebrity cricket match,” he said.

He added that the match could be between film stars and the Karnataka cricketers.
Theatre person Arundhati Nag, actor and environmentalist Suresh Heblikar, writer Chandrashekar Kambar were present.

Crisis management

While Arundhati Nag promised to mobilise the theatre community into making significant contributions for the relief fund, Heblikar and the others present stressed on the importance of crisis management.

Indian Red Cross Society has set up 24-hour booths to collect relief material on Race Course Road and near Ulsoor Lake. Representatives of Red Cross urged people and citizens to contribute generously to the cause and requested people to avoid contributing used clothes and utensils.

Contributions by cheque or Demand Draft can be addressed to Indian Red Cross Society, North Karnataka Flood Relief account  number 282720100119.