India's apex cricket body, the BCCI, has decided to raise the monthly pension of retired cricketers, according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah. This move, according to the secretary, will benefit 75 percent of personnel, which includes non-players such as scorers and statisticians.
“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,” Shah tweeted.
BCCI made the announcement on the day it sold the combined media rights of IPL from 2023 to 2027.
According to reports, the television rights for each match were sold for INR 57.5 crore and the digital rights for INR 50 crore (per match). BCCI is expected to make a staggering 44,075 crore (107.5 crore per game).