BCCI ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN MONTHLY PENSIONS OF FORMER CRICKETERS, UMPIRES

BCCI announces increase in monthly pensions of former cricketers, umpires

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

BCCI President, Mr Sourav Ganguly, said: “It is extremely important 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. The umpires have been unsung heroes and the BCCI truly values their contribution.”

Honorary Secretary, BCCI, Mr Jay Shah, said: “The welfare of our cricketers is it former or present is a top priority, and increasing pension amounts is a step in that direction. The BCCI values the contribution the umpires have made over the years and this is one way to express our gratitude for their diligent services to Indian Cricket. A total of around 900 personnel will get the benefit of the scheme with more than 75% of the beneficiaries getting a 100 % raise.”

Honorary Treasurer, BCCI, Mr Arun Singh Dhumal, said: “Whatever the BCCI is today, it is because of the contribution of its former cricketers and umpires. We are pleased to announce the increase in the monthly pensions which will be a gesture for the well-being of our former cricketers.”

S.No Existing Pension per Month (Rs) Increased Pension per Month (Rs)
1 Rs 15,000 Rs 30,000
2 Rs 22,500 Rs 45,000
3 Rs 30,000 Rs 52,500
4 Rs 37,500 Rs 60,000
5 Rs 50,000 Rs 70,000
*with effect from June 1st, 2022.

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