May 18, 2012

Indian cricket

From coins to fat cheques

Carlyle Laurie

BCCI’s decision to give a one-time payment to retired cricketers in acknowledgement for their services to Indian cricket has helped many former cricketers. G Vishwanath, from the Hindu, speaks to some who have received the benefit payment.

“It's a tremendous gesture by BCCI. Even the monthly gratis payment is also going to continue. Having money and not parting with it is bad, but the BCCI has done the right thing and recognised us,'' Former captain Nari Contractor said.

“It's a great gesture from the BCCI. We are all becoming old and still have some commitments and liabilities. This money will help us,” Chandu Borde said.

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