Kolkata. In a major relief to the match officials and associate members, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday increased their retirement age by five years. The BCCI took this decision during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) here. Apart from this, a decision has also been taken regarding the tour of South Africa (India vs South Africa). The first matches were to start from December 17. Now the matches will start from 26th December. The team will play 3 Tests and 3 ODIs on the tour. The 4-match T20 series will be held later.
The BCCI said in a statement after the 90th AGM, “The age limit of match officials and associate members has been increased from 60 years to 65 years. It will however depend on his fitness. This decision of the board will benefit officials like umpire, match scorer, match referee. in between Cricket South Africa (CSA) Will announce new venues and new schedules in the next few days. The tour has been changed due to the new variant of Corona.
New states will get Rs 10 crore fund
Board (BCCI) An official of the government said, ‘Now we have the guidelines. Now he will get 5 years more time for retirement. Several resolutions have been passed in the AGM for the development of cricket in the northeastern states, Puducherry, Bihar and Uttarakhand. “Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned to each state union and emphasis will be laid on developing indoor facilities everywhere,” the official said. In other decisions, the board has appointed Brijesh Patel and MKJ Majumdar. IPL incorporated into the Governing Council.
“Ex-India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is already on the IPL Governing Council as the representative of the Cricketers’ Association of India,” the statement said. The BCCI also announced the formation of Tour, Program and Technical Committee, Umpires Committee and Differently Abled Cricket Committee.