Jun 14, 2022, 11:15 IST

BCCI made an important announcement a rise in pension of former players and umpires!!


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to double the pensions of former umpires and players after this sporting body locked in on a 6 billion dollar media deal and instantly decided to use it towards the welfare of the people who were once associated with the game. 

Saurav Ganguly, Jay Shah, BCCI

According to the new monetary policies, first-class players will receive Rs 30,000 instead of Rs 15,000, former Test players will receive Rs 60,000 instead of Rs 37,500, and those with a Rs 50,000 pension will receive Rs 70,000. Not only are monetary changes made for the men's division, but also for the women's division. Women internationals, who previously received Rs 30,000, will now receive Rs 52,500. According to the new regulations, first-class cricketers who retired before 2003 and received Rs 22,500 will now receive Rs 45,000.



Jay Shah in a tweet stated "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". Following up on this matter BCCI chief and former India captain Sourav Ganguly tweeted "The financial well-being of our former cricketers must be 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.