The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced an increase of one hundred thousand rupees (one lac) in the pension for former Test cricketers aged 60 or above.
According to a PCB statement,the raise, which will come into effect from July 1st, will be applied across all three pension categories under the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy.
PCB said players who’ve played 10 or less, between 11 and 20 and 21 or more Test matches will be paid monthly compensations of 142000 , 148000 and 154000 rupees respectively.
The pensions of late cricketers will be transferred to their widows. Previously, the legal heirs of the players were only untitled to a single payment equal to the 12 months’ benefit according to their relevant bracket.
The decision was hailed by some former players including Salahuddin Ahmad Sallu, Mohammad Ilyas, Iqbal Qasim and Salim Altaf.