The Indian Cricketers Affiliation (ICA) has shortlisted 36 needy gamers, together with former India pacer Devraj Govindraj, for providing monetary help as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Govindraj, 73, was a part of the Indian staff’s historic Check collection wins in England and the West Indies in 1971, when Sunil Gavaskar had introduced his arrival with a mountain of runs.

The pacer, who has 190 wickets from 93 first-class matches, nevertheless didn’t get to play a match. He was settled in England however moved again to India.

“The ICA had obtained completely 52 functions (women and men) for monetary help from retired first-class cricketers and widows. The 5 members of the Board of Administrators of ICA accepted monetary help to 36 needy, retired cricketers/widows,” the affiliation’s president Ashok Malhotra stated.

Nonetheless, Govindraj, together with seven others (women and men) discovered himself within the B class, which affords an support of Rs 80000 per individual.

A complete of 20 individuals (11 males and 9 ladies), together with former UP and Delhi gamers, are in class A, which affords Rs 1 lakh, whereas the third class options eight with an quantity of Rs 60000 per individual.

“It was very heartening to see massive variety of women and men members/nicely wishers contributing generously to the fund.

“The ICA is grateful to all and particularly to a number of the iconic retired Indian worldwide cricketers,” Malhotra, himself a former participant, stated.

He stated the functions had been totally scrutinised and mentioned extensively and approvals had been completed maintaining in thoughts the monetary and well being circumstances of the applicant. Aside from that, age and the applicant’s present monetary help was additionally thought-about.

As of Might 15, the ICA generated Rs 57 lakh to assist former cricketers who’re struggling for funds amid the well being disaster.

Greats like Gavaskar and Kapil Dev are among the many ones who’ve made monetary contributions to the trigger.

As many as 1750 former cricketers are registered with the ICA, India’s first-ever gamers’ affiliation which got here into being final 12 months on the advice of the Lodha Committee.


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