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BCCI announces monetary benefits for former players

The BCCI on Sunday announced a slew of monetary benefits for former cricketers, both domestic and international, including monthly and one-time payments, just a day before the Annual General Body Meeting of the Board here on Monday.

The Board also announced the match fees for the umpires officiating in both domestic and international games.

All Test cricketers who retired before December 31, 1993 and have played more than 25 matches will get Rs 50000 per month, the BCCI said on its website.

All Test cricketers who retired before December 31, 1993 and have played less than 25 matches will get Rs 37500 per month while those who retired on or after January 1, 1994 will get Rs 22500 per month, it said under the heading ‘payment of monthly gratis’.

Widows of Test cricketers and Test Umpires will continue to get the same amount of gratis for their lifetime. All cricketers who have represented India in One-Day International will get Rs 15000.

All Ranji Trophy cricketers who have played at least 10 matches before 1957-58 season will get Rs 15000 per month. All first class cricketers who have played 25 to 49 matches up to the end of 2003-04 season will get Rs 15000 per month while those who have played 50 to 74 matches and 75 and above matches up to end of 2003-04 season will get Rs 22500 and Rs 30000 respectively.

Women cricketers who have played 10 or more Tests will receive Rs 22500 per month and those who have played 5 to 9 Tests will receive Rs 15000 per month.

All retired Test umpires will get Rs 22500 per month while all retired All India Panel Umpires who have officiated in ODIs as field Umpires will get 15000 per month. 
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