BCCI Pension Scheme: Secretary Jay Shah announces MASSIVE hike in pension for former cricketers, umpires from June – Check out

BCCI Pension Scheme: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced a massive increase in the pension plan for…

BCCI Pension Scheme: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced a massive increase in the pension plan for former cricketers and umpires on Monday. The announcement, made by secretary Jay Shah revealed that some of the slabs would see their stipend doubled, starting from June 1. Follow Indian Cricket updates on Insidesport.IN

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BCCI Pension Scheme: Secretary Jay Shah announces MASSIVE hike in pension for former cricketers, umpires from June – Check out

In a series of tweets, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced the hike in stipend to former cricketers and umpires applicable from June 1st. The newly reformed schemes could see the former players earn double of what they were due from the previous arrangement.

The move is aimed at maintaining the financial well being of former cricketers with BCCI wanting to maintain them as top priority. The raise in umpires salary was also announced with both President Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah praising their unsung efforts.

S.No Existing Pension per Month (Rs) Increased Pension per Month (Rs)
1 Rs 15,000 Rs 30,000
2 Rs 22,500 Rs 45,000
3 Rs 30,000 Rs 52,500
4 Rs 37,500 Rs 60,000
5 Rs 50,000 Rs 70,000

 

BCCI President, 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,” he said.

Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, 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 per cent of the beneficiaries getting a 100 per cent raise,” he said.

Honorary Treasurer, BCCI, Arun Singh Dhumal, said: “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.”

BCCI Pension Scheme: Secretary Jay Shah announces MASSIVE hike in pension for former cricketers, umpires from June – Check out

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