KARACHI: Legendary players have joined hands with the Karachi Sports Forum (KSF) in its campaign to distribute ration bags and medicines among the financially unstable athletes, ground staff and organisers in this difficult hour being faced by them due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Squash icon Jahangir Khan presented his autographed racket used in British Open final, Olympian Islahuddin Siddiqui presented his hockey stick used in the 1978 World Cup final at Argentina and former cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed presented his bat used in the 2017 Champions Trophy for the auction, said a statement here on Thursday.
KSF chief organiser Waseem Hashmi has said that the forum, by auctioning the things used by the former and present legendary players, would help distribute ration bags among the remaining needy athletes.
Meanwhile in his video message, Jahangir said that taking precautions is the only solution to prevent the coronavirus.He advised the masses not to take the virus lightly and quarantine themselves in their homes.
Jahangir appreciated the efforts made by the KSF volunteers for distributing ration among the needy athletes.
Islahuddin appealed to the generous people to come forward and assist the KSF in this noble cause.
Published in Dawn, April 3rd, 2020