Former Test cricketers demand PCB to raise their pensions

By: News Desk      Published: 01:07 PM, 17 Mar, 2021
Former Test cricketers demand PCB to raise their pensions
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Former Test cricketer Ghulam Abbas along with other ex-cricketers' demanded an increase in their pension, urging the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stop discriminating former cricketers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

He pleaded that some cricketers were given Rs4 million to Rs2.5 million while others were being paid only Rs42,000 pension.

Ghulam Abbas said many former cricketers are going through hard times and facing difficulties due to the financial crunch. 

“Test cricketers are given pension and facilities in India. We demand Prime Minister Imran Khan to direct the PCB to increase our pension,” he maintained.

PCB provides pension to over 40 former Test cricketers. Ghulam Abbas said he even lost his eye for Pakistan cricket.

It may be recalled that Ghulam Abbas debuted for Pakistan in England and also toured Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia with the Pakistan national cricket team. The left-hand batsman played for Pakistan in 1967. He also has 5,546 runs in domestic cricket to his name.

Reporter Sohaib Jutt