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Former cricketers pension: BCCI increases pension of former cricketers, 900 players and officials will get benefits

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: The Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah on Monday announced an increase in the monthly pension of former cricketers ( both men and women) and match officials.

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Taking to Twitter BCCI secretary Jay Shah 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.”

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Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president, said in a statement, “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.”

In the release, the BCCI stated that those who used to receive Rs. 15000, Rs. 22500, and Rs. 30,000 will not get Rs. 30000, Rs. 45000, and Rs. 525000 respectively. Moreover, those who fell in the Rs. 37500 and Rs. 50000 earlier will not get Rs. 60000 and Rs. 70000 respectively.

In a statement, the BCCI confirmed that with effect from June 1, 2022, all former cricketers – both men and women – will see a substantial hike in monthly pension.

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