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BCCI announces increase in monthly pensions of former cricketers and 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.

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. Courtesy: Reuters

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. Courtesy: Reuters

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The BCCI put forth the development on Monday
  • The new pension schemes will come into effect from June 1, 2022
  • Sourav Ganguly said that taking care of their financial well-being holds importance

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.

“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,” Ganguly was quoted as saying.

Honorary Secretary, BCCI, Jay Shah, mentioned: “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, Arun Singh Dhumal, stated: “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.”

The new pension schemes will come into effect from June 1, 2022.

Existing Pension per Month (Rs)

Increased Pension per Month (Rs)

Rs 15,000

Rs 30,000

Rs 22,500

Rs 45,000

Rs 30,000

Rs 52,500

Rs 37,500

Rs 60,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 70,000

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