International Development News
Development News Edition

A first in BCCI Polls: Azad releases 13-point election manifesto for Players' Association elections

A first in BCCI Polls: Azad releases 13-point election manifesto for Players' Association elections
BCCI logo Image Credit: ANI

Pension, medical insurance cover and one-time ex-gratia payment for the recently-retired first-class players are some of the issues that former India player Kirti Azad wants to address if he wins players' representative elections at the Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) polls on October 11. Azad, who is locked in a three-way battle with former India players Anshuman Gaekwad and Dodda Ganesh for the ICA players' representative to the all-important Apex Council of the BCCI, has released a 13-point election manifesto.

The fourth candidate for the post is former Saurashtra and India A left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv. Dhruv is expected to get the backing of the strong Saurashtra and Gujarat lobby of players while Azad's strength will be the north India block.

Azad, a former Delhi captain and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team, is confident that he can "make a difference" to the lives of many first-class cricketers of yesteryears, who are living in anonymity, with distress and lack financial security. "Me along with Ashok Malhotra (set to be new ICA president), Surinder Khanna (players' representative at IPL Apex Council) are together as a group," Azad told PTI.

In a first of its kind during the BCCI elections, Azad released an "13-point election manifesto" to take on Gaekwad, Ganesh, and Dhruv. Some of the salient points in Azad's election manifesto are as follows:

Providing pension to every cricketer, who has played even one first-class match (currently, the eligibility number is 25 first-class matches. Substantial increase of current pension amount being paid to the cricketers.

Ensuring every cricketer and his dependent family members are provided comprehensive medical and hospitalisation as well as OPD expenses through the help of Group Medical insurance cover. Ensuring one-time ex-gratia payment to all the cricketers who have retired five years ago (currently provided to cricketers who retired before 2005).

Remove the disparities and anomalies pertaining to the remuneration of Ranji Trophy and that of junior national (age-group) players. Travel insurance on par with the international cricketers.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



'No escape from telephones', this 1953 prediction actually comes true

In 1953, a telephone company chief predicted that therell be no escape from telephones in the future....

With Ayodhya verdict, CJI starts clearing high profile pending cases

Ending all the speculations, the Chief Justice of India Mr. Ranjan Gogoi who is due to retire on November 17 decided to deliver the verdict in Ayodya dispute at 10.30 am on Saturday which is not a working day for the Supreme Court. This is ...

How partnerships and collaborations could enhance teacher training

Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Managing Director, MBD Group shares her views on public private partnership and collaborations in education sector. She supports her propositions with her organisations success stories....

Fixed Test centers would facelift level of WTC in India

The venues for the test matches in India should be fixed so that World Test Championship matches remain fair....


Latest News

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC grants interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha till Dec 2

The Bombay High Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest to activist Gautam Navlakha, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, till December 2.Notably, Navlankha has been seeking anticipatory bail ever since the apex court refused ...

Frankfinn Institute Receives the Award for the "Best Training Partner 2018-19 for Non-Govt. Funded Trainings Second Time in a Row at the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council - Program Training Partne

Gurgaon, Haryana, India NewsVoirFrankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, the Worlds No. 1 Air Hostess Training Institute again made history today. At a glittering ceremony organized by Tourism Hospitality Skill Council at India Intern...

Heavy snow leaves one dead, 300,000 homes without power in France

Paris, Nov 15 AFP Heavy snowfall across a large swath of southeast France has left one person dead and cut power to some 300,000 homes, with icy conditions snarling train and road traffic Friday. A 63-year-old man was killed Thursday eveni...

Anurag Basu's next untitled gets new release date yet again!

The release date of Anurag Basus next untitled comedy which has an ensemble star cast has been postponed yet again. The film which was earlier slated to hit the screens on February 21, 2020, has been pushed forward to March 13, next year. T...

Give Feedback