Former players yet to receive BCCI’s cheques
Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: Days after announcing the one-time cash incentive amid fanfare to former cricketers, BCCI is yet to deliver the promised cheques to some of the former players.
Those who haven’t received the benefit announced by the Indian cricket board out of the profits from the Indian Premier League include former India spinner Maninder Singh, wicketkeeper Surinder Khanna as well as Gursharan Singh.
Incidentally, these three players had expressed solidarity with former team mate Kirti Azad`s anti-IPL protest at the Ferozshah Kotla recently, Hindustan Times reported.
However, the trio disagreed with Azad`s anti-BCCI stand and had left the agitation venue.
"There are still some players who were not there at Azad`s campaign who haven`t got the money. So I hope we should get it," one of them told HT.
The BCCI distributed around R70 crore to players who retired before 2003. However, it has excluded Kapil Dev from the list saying he has not sought amnesty for his links with the Indian Cricket League. It also removed Azad’s name from the list following his anti-IPL protest.