Under the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a Rs 100,000 increases in the pensions of retired players in all three categories.
Cricketers who have played 10 or less Tests will now receive a monthly pension of Rs. 142,000, those who have played 11 to 20 Tests will receive Rs. 148,000, and those who have played 21 or more Tests would receive Rs. 154,000, according to the cricket board.
The PCB also declared that in the severe case of a Test cricketer’s death, the widow will receive a pension. Previously, a cricketer’s legal heirs were only entitled to a one-time payout of a year’s benefit.
Ramiz Raja, the PCB Chairman, conveyed his delight at the announcement, adding that the increased pensions and amendments to the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy had given him great joy because looking after the interests of cricketers is vital.
“It brings me great joy to announce the rise in pension payments as well as other adjustments to the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy.” The anticipation was that as a former cricketer in charge of Pakistan cricket issues, I would always safeguard and care after the interests and welfare of all current and former cricketers.”
“We have provided security to the widow of a cricketer while increasing pension payments.” As a cricketer, I am aware of and grateful for the hardships faced by families in order for cricketers to follow their ambitions of representing their country at the highest level,” he added.
The most recent amendments to the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy will go into effect on July 1, 2022, and cricketers aged 60 and up would be able to participate.