PUTRAJAYA, April 17 (Bernama) -- World-record holding Malaysian cricketer, Arul Vivasvan Suppiah today handed out RM105,000 which was raised during charity events held last year, to two different bodies.
The 29-year old retired cricketer who currently resides in the United Kingdom, handed out RM52,500 each to the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF) and the Kuala Lumpur Cricket Association (KLCA) at a simple ceremony held in the Ministry of Youth and Sports building lobby, here, today.
Chief Executive Officer of Carif, Professor Teo Soo Hwang and Vice-President of the Malaysian Cricket Association, R. Devindran received the money on behalf of their respective bodies, in the presence of Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Datuk M. Saravanan.
Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Arul urged the local athletes to help out charity organizations by giving out a certain portion of their winnings, for the benefit of the needy.
"I hope this financial aid will help the needy and I'm looking forward to do more social work, especially in Malaysia (in the future)," he said.....