BCCI transfers money to accounts of players with different abilities

MUMBAI: A day after TOI reported that players from India's team with different abilities still do not receive Rs 65 lakh even almost two months later BCCI If they were awarded a check for that amount for winning the World Series title in England last year, the Board did what was necessary.

It was learned that the amount (Rs 3 lakh to each of the 17 players players, Rs 3 lakh to the coach Sulakshan Kulkarni , and the rest to the other support staff) was transferred to the players' accounts on Saturday.

I'm thankful to the BCCI for keeping their promise. The BCCI treasurer (Arun Dhumal) and CEO ( Rahul Johri ) assured me that the players will receive the money today. I am grateful to TOI for reporting this to the Board, said Ravi Chauhan, Secretary General of the ‘ Umbrella association ' of the Indian Cricket Association for people with physical disabilities (AICAPC).

“All the players are very happy, since most of them don't have regular jobs. They needed this money very much in this prolonged period of closure, ”he added.

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The decision to award the attractive cash prize to the team was made by the Administrators Committee (CoA) last year.

On Friday, Chauhan had written an e-mail to BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly , requesting the Board to transfer the amount to the players' accounts. The check, which shows an amount of Rs 65 lakh, had been delivered to AICAPC by Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah to captain of the team skipper with different abilities from India Vikrant Keni and his teammate Gurudas Raut, in the BCCI HQ here on March 4. Since mid-March, the BCCI office has remained closed to a lockdown amidst the coronavirus threat.

The Indian team had defeated hosts England by 36 runs to lift the T20 Disability Cricket World Series in August last year.