BCCI Hikes Monthly Pension Of Former Cricketers And Umpires

By Rohit - June 13, 2022 - Last updated on Jun 14, 2022 09:57 AM BCCI Hikes Monthly Pension Of Former Cricketers And Umpires

The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, June 13, announced a hike in monthly pensions of former cricketers, both men and women, and former umpires.

Sourav Ganguly, the president of the world’s richest cricket board, said that it’s important to take care of the cricketers and umpires’ finances.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the governing body for cricket in the country, has announced an increase in the monthly pension of former cricketers (men & women) and match officials.

The first-class players, who were paid Rs 15,000 will now get Rs 30,000 while former Test players, who received Rs 37,500, will now get Rs 60,000. Those who were paid Rs 50,000 pension will now get Rs 70,000. The women internationals, who got Rs 30,000, will receive Rs 52,500 from now.

The first-class cricketers who retired before 2003 and get Rs 22,500 will now get Rs 45,000.

“It is essential that the financial well-being of our former cricketers is taken care of. The players remain the lifeline and as a Board, it is our duty to be by their side once their playing days are over,” said BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

Jay Shah, secretary, BCCI, in a tweet said, “I’m pleased to announce an increase in the monthly pension of former cricketers (men & women) and match officials. Around 900 personnel will avail of this benefit and close to 75% of personnel will be beneficiaries of a 100% raise.”

“The umpires have been unsung heroes and the BCCI truly values their contribution.” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said:

“Whatever the BCCI is today, it is because of the contribution of its former cricketers and umpires.

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