The legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has come forward to help former Indian hockey player MP Singh. Gavaskar’s organization ‘The Champs Foundation’ helped hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh, who has been ill for some time. His organization has been helping players who are struggling with financial problems for more than two decades.
Mohinder Pal Singh, popularly known as MP Singh, is suffering from kidney disease and is on dialysis. He is waiting for a ‘donor’ for a kidney transplant.
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When Gavaskar was asked about this, he said, ‘I used to read through the media how much the former Olympians and international medalists have to face later. I also got information about MP Singh’s health from a newspaper.
MP Singh was an important part of the Indian hockey team that took part in the 1988 Sol Olympics. He has played with Mohammad Shahid, MM Somaya, Jude Felix, Pargat Singh. The former Indian cricket captain said that there was no institution that would help the former star players.
The 71-year-old veteran cricketer said, ‘There are many institutions for education, health, children and elderly citizens but none for former international players. So I thought of creating a foundation with personal contributions. Then we organized a ‘Double Wicket Tournament’ with members of the 1983 World Cup team, in which an industrialist and corporate head donated. ‘ So far, the foundation has helped 21 former players, including monthly support and their medical expenses.