In light of the terror attack on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama by a Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, several companies have been stepping up not only to show their solidarity towards the martyred Jawans but also help the families of the victims.
While startups such as Paytm have opened up ways to contribute to families, online fantasy sports platform Starpick has suspended Pakistan Super League Tournaments (PSL) on the platform.
â€śDsports, which is the channel in India broadcasting this, was speaking to us for advertising their players and the tournament. But we went out and announced that we are suspending the league from our platform. Our users have hugely supported this. Dsports too, called me to say that they have also decided not to broadcast PSL,â€ť Trigam, CEO and co-founder of Starpick told TNM.
In a bid to reach out the families of the martyred Jawans and help them, StarPick is also hosting a fund-raising tournament where it will raise contributions for the welfare of these families.
â€śWe have asked our users to join us to raise funds for the families of the martyrs. Next week, when there is an India-Australia match, we will host a special tournament, which will be not-for-profit,â€ť Trigam adds.
The founders of Starpick
StarPick is a fantasy sports platform where, say during a cricket match, a user gets to pick 11 players out of both the competing teams for a fee. And each time one of his team member performs, the user wins a point. At the end of the game, the user wins cash prizes based on the points accumulated. StarPick currently has 1.2 million users on its platform.
For this special tournament, Trigam says that the prize of the tournament and all the fee deposited by users will be sent as contribution for the families of the Jawans who lost their lives in the terror attach.
While Trigam says they havenâ€™t set an exact date, the tournament is most likely to happen on February 24 on the day of the India Australia match.
The contribution will be made through bharatkeveer.gov.in, a fund-raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India)