BCCI increases the monthly pensions of former players and umpires.

“Around 900 personnel will avail of this benefit,” BCCI Honorary Secretary said.

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The BCCI has announced a hike in monthly pensions of former cricketers – both men and women – and also former umpires. First-class players, who previously received INR 15,000, will now receive INR 30,000, while former Test players, who previously received INR 37,500, will now receive INR 60,000 under the new scheme. Those with a pension of INR 50,000 will receive INR 70,000.

Women international players who previously received INR 30,000 will now receive INR 52,500, while first-class cricketers who retired before 2003 and previously received INR 22,500 will now receive INR 45,000.

“I’m pleased to announce an increase in the monthly pension of former cricketers (both men and women) and match officials,” said BCCI secretary Jay Shah. “Around 900 employees will benefit from this benefit, and nearly 75% of employees will receive a 100% raise.”

BCCI president 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, we must be by their side once their playing days are over. The umpires have been unsung heroes and the BCCI truly values their contribution.”

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

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