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CSK to donate proceeds from first IPL home match to Pulwama martyrs' kin

Tickets to the much-awaited game were sold out within hours of the opening day sale.

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Pulwama terror attack
Army personnel patrol a street during a curfew, imposed after clashes between two communities over the protest against the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

will donate proceeds from their first IPL home game to the families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the terrorist attack, with Dhoni presenting the cheque.

The 12th will begin with defending champions taking on Royal Challengers and ticket proceeds of the game, scheduled to be heal at the on Saturday, will go to the kin of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the February 14 terror attack, said CSK's

"ChennaiIPL first home match ticket proceeds will go towards the families of the victims of Attack. Dhoni, who is honorary Lt. of the Indian territorial army, will present the cheque!" Singh said on the team's twitter handle.

Tickets to the much-awaited game were sold out within hours of the opening day sale.

More than 40 jawans lost their lives in the attack perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in South Kashmir's

A convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling from to Srinagar, came under attack on February 14.

As a mark of respect for the personnel who lost their lives, Indian cricketers recently sported special army caps during the third ODI against and donated their match fee to the

First Published: Thu, March 21 2019. 10:35 IST