Give us one-time profit too, plead retired umpires to BCCI | Cricket News

MUMBAI: The BCCI acquired reward from all quarters when it launched a one-time retirement profit to former India and first-class cricketers, from a corpus it created out of earnings from the IPL. However, until now, former worldwide umpires, who too had been a vital a part of the sport, have been denied this profit.
Ex-international umpires need the BCCI to be extra benevolent to their trigger. “This one-time profit is given in appreciation of your companies to the sport. If it isn’t given after retirement, then when?” questioned Piloo Reporter, who umpired in 14 Tests and 22 ODIs from 1984 to 1994, whereas speaking to TOI.
“It can be very a lot appreciated by us if we additionally get what former gamers are getting. If the retired gamers are getting lakhs or crores as a one-time pay-off, what’s unsuitable within the umpires getting it? We’ve additionally served the sport. We’ve put in additional hours than the gamers. The gamers might return to the pavilion after taking part in and calm down, whereas the umpire places in six and a half hours on daily basis in a Test, and 7 hours in an ODI. It can be good to have our contribution remembered too,” stated the 82-year-old. “I attempted to carry it to the BCCI’s discover previously, however nothing got here out of it,” he added.
“The BCCI has already given the one-time profit to greater than 80 former gamers, which will need to have run into crores. Even those that’ve performed one or two Tests have gotten an excellent quantity. We do not grudge what the ex-players are getting. There are hardly 10-15 retired worldwide umpires, so the Board would not not must create an enormous quantity to allot to us. The profit needs to be given to all who’ve served the sport. The value of residing goes up. Most of us are above 80. I’m 93, Satyaji Rao (one other ex-international umpire) is 91. The BCCI should think about our case,” stated Madhav Ghotaskar, who, from 1974 to 1983, umpired in 14 Tests and one ODI – the inaugural ODI in India, again in 1981 between India and England on the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
“Maybe, the considering is that it is the gamers who pull within the crowds and the cash into the sport. No one comes to look at the umpires,” rued Ghotaskar.
Since 2004, the BCCI has been giving pension to the retired umpires. Their medical bills, as much as Rs 5 lakhs, are reimbursed by the Board. “I do obtain a month-to-month pension of Rs 22,500,” revealed Reporter, who retired in 1994 on the age of 55. “The pension quantity has not been elevated for the final 5 years. The pension quantity is ample to satisfy our day-to-day bills, however what would make us comfortable is the extension of the one-time profit scheme to us, or a rise within the pension quantity,” stated the 93-year-old.


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