Mohammad Kaif Hailed BCCI For Increasing Pension Of Former Cricketers With A Special Tweet

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Mohammad Kaif Hailed BCCI For Increasing Pension Of Former Cricketers With A Special Tweet

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has heaped praises on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for increasing the pension of the retired cricketers. Kaif feels that the move by the BCCI means a lot to the former cricketers, who gave their all while playing when there was no money and helped to …


Mohammad Kaif Hailed BCCI For Increasing Pension Of Former Cricketers With A Special Tweet

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has heaped praises on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for increasing the pension of the retired cricketers. Kaif feels that the move by the BCCI means a lot to the former cricketers, who gave their all while playing when there was no money and helped to take the game forward, giving the example of his father.

Mohammad Kaif father
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For the unversed, Mohammad Kaif’s father Tarif Kaif, born in Allahabad, has played 60 first-class games for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. Kaif took to his Twitter and wrote:

“My father played 60 first class games. Scored close to 3000 runs, hit 5 hundreds. His generation helped the game grow when there was no money. By remembering their contribution, BCCI has shown a big heart,”

He added: “My father played 60 first class games. Scored close to 3000 runs, hit 5 hundreds. His generation helped the game grow when there was no money. By remembering their contribution, BCCI has shown a big heart.”

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BCCI’s Great Gesture For Former Cricketers

On Monday, the BCCI extended the financial relief for former Indian cricketers and umpires by increasing their pensions. Yes, the monthly pensions of all the retired cricketers, men and women, alongwith former umpires have been significantly increased.

The news of the same was confirmed by the BCCI president in a release that mentioned that it is very important for the board to maintain the financial well-being of former Indian cricketers as they are its lifeline. He 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,” 

The five pension brackets of 15000, 22500, 30000, 37500, and 50000 have been increased to 30000, 45000, 52500, 60000, and 70000 respectively.

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