Former Indian cricketers to be rewarded by the BCCI
Most of the players mentioned in the list have played less than 10 Tests for the country.
by Soham Author
Published - Jul 25, 2017 4:02 pm | Updated - Jul 25, 2017 4:02 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are set to reward a few former cricketers with a one-time ex-gratia payment. Current national selectors Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh have been included in the list while bowling coach Bharat Arun also found a place.
Present and long serving India international Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has also been included in the list which contains a total of 55 former players. The list includes players who did not receive their payments when the first lot was paid. A few players who are yet to receive their balance are also a part of the list.
Most of the players mentioned in the list have played less than 10 Tests for the country. Robin Singh, bowling coach TA Sekhar, wicketkeeper-batsman Vijay Dahiya are among the other familiar names in the list. Jatin Paranjpe, who was removed from his post of the national selector is also present in the list. Salil Ankola and Sanjeev Sharma who were the country’s pace bowling options at one time will also be rewarded with the money.
The list also contains a few players from the 1970s. Namely, the players are Kenia Jayantilal, Sudhir Naik and Raju Kulkarni.
Meanwhile, Prakash Bhatt, Milind Pradhan, Arman Malik, Rakesh Parikh, Shankar Saini who played first-class cricket in the country have been shortlisted for the Indian cricket team’s administrative manager’s post. The candidates will have to sit for an interview to grab the role.
Following the Indian Women’s team’s fairytale campaign in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, the BCCI decided to reward each and every member of the team with a sum of Rs 50 Lakh for their outstanding performance. Rs 25 Lakh each will also be presented to the support staff associated with the Indian Women’s team.
Though India lost the final match to host England in the ICC Women’s World Cup the team had an extraordinary journey in the tournament with some scintillating performances that grabbed the headlines.