Jaipur blasts: IPL owners to donate Rs 6 cr

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Jaipur, May 17: The Indian Premier League (IPL) owners have decided to donate Rs 6 crore for the victims of the serial bombings that rocked the city on Tuesday.

"The eight franchisees and five sponsors of the league would come together to donate Rs 6 crore towards the Rajasthan chief minister's relief fund, as aid towards the victims of the terror attacks in Jaipur. This contribution will go towards the rehabilitation of the affected families of the victims," IPL chairman and commissioner said in a statement on Friday. A cheque would be handed over to the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during Saturday's game between Rajasthan Royals and the Bangalore Royal Challengers.

The eight franchises have donated Rs 50 lakh each, while the five sponsors namely DLF Ltd, Vodafone, Citibank, Kingfisher and Hero Honda have contributed Rs.40 lakh each, the statement said.

As a mark of respect to the victims of the terror attacks, both the teams will wear black armbands during the game Saturday.

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