India news September 4, 2013

Jaffer, Muzumdar to receive BCCI's one-time payment

ESPNcricinfo staff

The BCCI has decided to extend the one-time payment it announced in 2012 for former cricketers to five more players. The decision, which was taken during the board meeting in Kolkata on September 1, is set to benefit Sairaj Bahutule, Sanjay Bangar, Amol Muzumdar, S Sriram and Wasim Jaffer.

Jaffer will be the biggest beneficiary of the board's decision, having featured in 31 Tests and 211 first-class matches, but he will be eligible for the payment of Rs 60 lakh ($87,900) only after his retirement. The same applies to Muzumdar, who, although never made it to the national side, has played 166 first-class matches. He is set to gain Rs 30 lakh.

Bangar, Bahutule and Sriram, all of whom have retired, are eligible for immediate payment.

"Those cricketers who retired before 2003-04 had got the one-time benefit," Ravi Savant, the BCCI treasurer, told Mid-day. "There were few who retired after that, so the board felt it would extend the scheme to these players."

The scheme, first announced at the IPL 2012 opening ceremony, had benefited around 160 former cricketers. The payments were made in seven categories, with the top payments going to players who had played more than 100 Tests.

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  • Gopalakrishna on September 10, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    It is really a good gesture on the part of BCCI to make one time payment to the retired Cricketers. But it is sad indeed they have not considered Statisticians like Sri AnandJi Dossa, the doyen of Cricket Statistics in india who is in twilight of his career. He will be completing 96 years and will be entering 97th year on 15.09.13 Along with him there are two more statisticians- Sudhir Vaidya and myself - who have been keeping stats from the last 50 years. Will the Board take the cognizance of our services to Indian Cricket and reward us. A representation has already been sent to BCCI some time back signed by Sudhir and myself and is yet to be considered by the Board. It may not be out of juncture that Late Sri KN Prabhu - a journalist was honoured by the Board during his life time with a purse

  • PeterJerome on September 8, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    I think Badrinath deserves a reward in this bracket too. Poor chap, he has been the most unluckiest when it comes to selection to the Indian Test side. Dont forget him please BCCI.

  • dummy4fb on September 7, 2013, 0:15 GMT

    Appreciated the B C C I for honouring the retired players.

  • ashok16 on September 6, 2013, 21:20 GMT

    There is no need to be thankful to the BCCI. The cow is bleeding Gold and they are just throwing it to whomever they please. How were these names awarded? Is there a published set of criteria - if so can cricinfo find out and publish it. One might say I am needlessly suspicious but then this is the BCCI.

  • Siva_Bala75 on September 6, 2013, 2:40 GMT

    Good gesture. They can also afford to reward quite a few more. Also, the basis should be made more objective, for e.g., number of Ranji matches played.

  • dummy4fb on September 5, 2013, 4:26 GMT

    Yet another good work by BCCI...producing world's best cricket team , best domestic competitive structure and now this gesture. Kudos to board

  • royals1986 on September 4, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    I think even Atul shoud be paid he is good cricketer from Gujrat

  • royals1986 on September 4, 2013, 18:37 GMT

    Its good that vintage players are getting their worth

  • dummy4fb on September 4, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    Good move by the BCCI for once. Indian cricket can afford to look after these former players who need the support, so it makes sense. I only know Bangar and Jaffer from the list and they are definitely deserving candidates.

  • itsthewayuplay on September 4, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    Can't believe I'm writing this but the BCCI is actually doing some good here. Now they should spread the love to other players who are equally desrving of such a payment.

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