BCCI Increases The Pension Of The Former Cricketers By 100%
By CricShots - Jun 14, 2022 9:03 am
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The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, June 13, has finalized that they have given a hike in monthly pensions to former cricketers, both men and women, and former umpires. Sourav Ganguly, the president of the BCCI, said that it’s important to take care of the finances of the former cricketers and umpires.


As per the quotes in India Today, Sourav Ganguly said, “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.”

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Honorary Secretary, BCCI, Jay Shah also said, “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.”

On the other hand, confirming the development, BCCI 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.”

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

Existing Pension per Month (INR)Increased Pension per Month (INR)
INR 15,000INR 30,000
INR 22,500INR 45,000
INR 30,000INR 52,500
INR 37,500INR 60,000
INR 50,000INR 70,000