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Australian cricketer Brett Lee donates 1 Bitcoin towards India’s coronavirus fight Australian cricketer Brett Lee donates 1 Bitcoin towards India’s coronavirus fight

Australian cricketer Brett Lee donates 1 Bitcoin towards India’s coronavirus fight

India's Covid Crypto Relief fund has already received over $3 million worth of digital assets in donations.

Brett Lee, a former Australian international cricketer, has donated one Bitcoin (worth roughly $54,000 today) to the so-termed โ€œCrypto Reliefโ€ fund aimed at helping Indian hospitals to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

โ€œIt saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic. I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in mind, Iโ€™d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India,โ€ Lee said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

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In his statement, Lee noted that he decided to follow the example of his colleague and countryman Pat Cumminsโ€”who similarly donated $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund on Monday. Cumminsโ€™s donation will be used to buy oxygen supplies for Indiaโ€™s hospitals that are overwhelmed amid a disastrous second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

“As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the โ€˜PM Cares Fund,โ€™ specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals,โ€ Cummins tweeted.

As CryptoSlate reported, cryptocurrency holders and developers across the world are actively chiming in to help India tackle the outbreak. Over the past weekend, for example, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin donated over $640,000 worth of ETH and MKR tokens to the local Crypto Relief fund.

Today, inspired by Leeโ€™s and Cumminsโ€™s donations, the Estonian Cricket Association also made a crypto donation of 0.027 Bitcoin (around $1,500) to help Indian hospitals.

Inspired from [Brett Lee] and [Pat Cummins], the Estonian Cricket Association is proud to be able to make a contribution where it is needed most,โ€ the organization tweeted.

At press time, the Indian Crypto Relief has already received just over $3 million worth of digital assets, according to its website.