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Edulji among beneficiaries of BCCI payout to women cricketers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Committee of Administrators (COA) member and former captain Edulji has become a direct beneficiary of the one-time ex-gratia payment introduced this year for the country's women cricketers.

Former Indian women internationals have received ex- gratia payment between Rs 15 to Rs 25 lakh based on the number of international matches played.


Edulji, with 20 Tests and 24 ODIs, is entitled to get benefits and she has received this after becoming a member of the COA.

Edulji had recused herself from the COA meeting where monetary benefits for women cricketers were discussed.

"It was minuted in the COA meeting that Edulji had recused herself from discussions on women's cricket specifically to avoid the Conflict of Interest issue," a official privy to the development came to Edulji's defence.

But there are voices of dissent in the for the manner in which the amount of ex-gratia benefit was fixed and how it was passed without placing it before the general body of the

"Obviously, she (Edulji) should get benefit but she was a member of the committee that took a policy decision," another official said.

The has already started felicitating the former women players at various grounds during the ongoing Indian Premier League matches.

The players are being presented with token cheques and the amount is expected to be deposited in their bank accounts.

Former players like Sangita Dabir, Sudha Shah, Arundhati Ghosh, Sunita Singh, Vrinda Bhagat are some of the names, who have benefitted from the one-time payment scheme for women cricketers.

Most of the former women players, who are getting one- time benefit played international cricket under the aegis of Women's Cricket Association of (WCAI). It was later merged with the

As recently as last year, the brought the current women stars under their Central Contract scheme.

Players like Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were given permission to play the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia -- a first by the world's richest cricket board.

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

First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 16:57 IST
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