The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced a pension upgrade for the ex-players and umpires of India. The advancement has done for both men and women, including former umpires. It is a good initiative put forward in motion for all those who gave their lives for sports and India.
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The first-class players were paid only Rs 15,000 before this motion, and now their pension will be double Rs 30,000. Former test match players will be receiving Rs 60,000, an upgrade from their previous Rs 37,500. Pension of Rs 50,000, which was for higher class players and umpires, has risen to Rs 70,000.
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The women playing International were given Rs 30,000 earlier and will now get Rs 52,000. The cricketer who retired before 2003 will get Rs 45,000, double their previous Rs 22,500. Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI, said, “It is important that the financial well-being of our former cricketers is taken care of. The players remain the lifeline of the game, it is our duty to be by their side once their playing days are over. The umpires have been heroes, and the BCCI truly value their contribution.”
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BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted, “I’m pleased to announce an increase in the monthly pension of former cricketers and match officials. Around 900 personnel will avail of this benefit, and close to 75% of personnel will be beneficiary of a 100 pc raise.”
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