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PCB includes retired athletes among its beneficiaries

PCB includes retired athletes

The PCB also announced that it had added an ex-chairman and former Test cricketer, Ramiz Raja.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced Wednesday that it had increased the pension amounts for its former Test cricketers.

The latest updates of the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy, which was last updated in January 2019, include an annual inflation rise to ensure there aren’t any further delays in the increases in pensions.

A former Test cricketer, as well as the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will receive the amount of PKR154,000 per month in pension, and the other former cricketers will be paid PKR154,000, seven will get PKR148,000. Thirty-two will receive PKR142,000.

The PCB has also announced adding former Test cricketer and chairman Ramiz Raja to its pensioners’ list. He will begin receiving his pension starting in February 2023.

In an announcement, the ex-PCB Chairperson Ramiz Raja said, “It brings me great joy and satisfaction to announce an increase in pensions as well as other modifications of the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy. As a former cricketer in charge of Pakistan cricket, I was expected to protect and safeguard the welfare and interests of all current and former cricketers. I am happy to be able to meet one of my promises and have changed the policy in that we will see an annual increase in pensions.”

A list of various categories of pension:

  • Category A players who have appeared in at least 21 Testing: Starting at PKR54,000 up to PKR154,000.
  • Category B gamers who’ve played between 11 and 20 Tests. From PKR48,000 up to PKR148,000.
  • Category C – players who have participated in less than 10 minutes of Tests Between PKR42,000 and PKR142,000.
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