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BCCI announces increase in monthly pensions of former cricketers, umpires

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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.”

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah announcing increase in monthly pensions of both Indian men’s and women’s former cricketers and former BCCI umpires

Photo Credit: LinkedIn Profile Photo of Sourav Ganguly & Twitter Profile Photo of @JayShah

Honorary Secretary, BCCI, Mr Jay Shah, said: “The welfare of our cricketers be 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.NoExisting Pension per Month (Rs)Increased Pension per Month (Rs)
1Rs 15,000Rs 30,000
2Rs 22,500Rs 45,000
3Rs 30,000Rs 52,500
4Rs 37,500Rs 60,000
5Rs 50,000Rs 70,000
*with effect from June 1st, 2022.

JAY SHAH
Honorary Secretary,
BCCI

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