BCCI to distribute pension for former players

Published: Friday, May 21, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:A sum of Rs 7.15-lakh is to be disbursed on Friday amongst 121 past Test cricketers and 22 umpires all over India as the first installment of the monthly Rs 5000 pension scheme by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its Platinum Jubilee Year.

The function to disburse the cheques is to be held simultaneously at 6pm in all the cities where the cricketers and umpires reside, according to BCCI joint secretary, Prof Ratnakar Shetty.

Shetty, who is also the joint secretary of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which has produced the highest number of Indian Test players, said that 44 cricketers and six umpires would receive the Rs 5000 monthly cheque each this evening.

The list of recipients include players like former captain Nari Contractor, Hanumant Singh and Salim Durrani, to name a few, who never played for Mumbai but are residing here.

Out of this lot 35 persons have informed the MCA that they would attend the function in Mumbai's Garware Club House at Wankhede Stadium, Shetty informed.

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