BCCI decided to give one-time benefit of Rs 35 lakh to 13 former cricketers

Vastavam web: BCCI agreed COA’s decision to give one-time benefit of Rs 35 lakh to 13 former cricketers who played for India after 1970 including Atul Wassan and Lalchand Rajput. In March, the COA’s decision to provide one-time benefit to the former cricketers did not go down well with the BCCI officials who argued that it was a policy matter of the Board and therefore did not need clearance from the Vinod Rai-led panel.The former players who fall in the bracket will get Rs 35 lakh. However, in the case of Wassan, who has already got one time benefit of Rs 25 lakh for playing 80 First-Class games, will only get an additional Rs 10 lakh. Wassan played four Tests and nine ODIs for India.In the meeting yesterday, it was also decided that former Indian women cricketers, who played between one and four Tests, will get a monthly pension of Rs 15,000.