Athlete Gives BTC To India COVID-19 Relief



Brett Lee, a professional cricketer for the Indian Premier League, has donated one bitcoin (worth about $55,000 at the time of this writing) to aid India’s ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was inspired by fellow Australian cricket player Pat Cummins, who donated $50,000 toward a fund for oxygen supplies in India’s hospitals, according to a Twitter announcement about his own donation.

“India has been like a second home to me,” per the announcement. “I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in in mind, I’d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India.”