The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a one-lac rupee increase in the pension for former Test players aged 60 and over.
The increase, which will take effect on July 1st, will be applied to all three pension categories under the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy, according to a statement from the PCB.
Players who have played 10 or fewer Test matches, 11 to 20 Test matches, and 21 or more Test matches would get monthly compensations of 142000, 148000, and 154000 rupees, respectively, according to the PCB.
The widows of late cricketers will get their pensions. Previously, the players’ legal heirs were only entitled to a single payment equal to a year’s worth of benefits based on their bracket.
Former players Salahuddin Ahmad Sallu, Mohammad Ilyas, Iqbal Qasim, and Salim Altaf welcomed the decision.