Veteran BCCI scorers request Sourav Ganguly to supply them with ‘retirement advantages’ | Cricket News

MUMBAI: They recorded 1000’s of runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli together with tons of of wickets taken by Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble solely to seek out that their very own “stability sheet” makes for a dismal studying after many years of yeoman service to Indian cricket.
These are BCCI accredited retired scorers.
Around 17 of them have now appealed in unison to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, looking for some type of “retirement advantages” after bidding adieu on the age of 55 years.
The initiative was taken by veteran Mumbai Cricket Association scorer Vivek Gupte, who on behalf of 17 scorers throughout the nation, has appealed to Ganguly through e-mail for serving to the financially distressed part of Indian cricket’s eco-system.

“While we had been requesting the BCCI to extend the retirement age of the scorers, which requires a lot lesser bodily exhaustion, the BCCI has now upped the umpires’ age restrict from 55 to 60 years,” Gupte lamented throughout a chat with PTI.
“In our request mail, we had additionally talked about that every one these “Retired” scorers are senior scorers who’re into the exercise of scoring for about three many years.”
The BCCI accredited scorers now get Rs 10,000 per match day however within the publish COVID-19 world, their earnings has considerably gone down with BCCI not with the ability to prepare any pink ball tournaments final season.
However it is the previous scorers, who’ve now been retired as per BCCI coverage, who’ve fallen on arduous instances with most of them not having a plan B for powerful instances.
“When we began scoring the funds had been meagre – as much less as Rs 50/- per day. The senior scorers have given their lifetime and every little thing to this slightly uncared for exercise, with out a lot expectations – be it financial or title or fame,” Gupte mentioned in his mail.
Gupte urged BCCI to at the very least take a be aware of the sacrifices made by the scorers’ neighborhood for pursuing a subject which was extra of a ardour than career.
“There had been lot of sacrifices concerned – some have given up their job by taking early retirement, many haven’t opted for promotion in skilled careers for worry of displacement which may have resulted in giving up scoring,” the le-mail said.
It additionally harassed {that a} correct retirement coverage must be given to the scorers.
“Hence, the request was {that a} correct retirement coverage be framed and put in place and that the retired scorers must be given, — retirement advantages by the use of a set month-to-month pension and/ or a one-time lump sum quantity and medical cowl profit,” it mentioned.
The retired scorers via the letter expressed confidence that the “BCCI will definitely be figuring out one thing fruitful for the advantage of senior retired scorers.”
Out of 17 scorers, MS Rahman (Jharkhand) died someday again and Sunil Landge from the Baroda Cricket Association was added to the record from December final 12 months.
The 17 ‘retired’ scores embody three from the Mumbai Cricket Association.


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