Mumbai: The Cricket Board's one-time benefit for players who had turned out for a specific number of domestic and international games before 2003-04 and retired is likely to be extended to a few more players who had played beyond the cut-off date, sources said on Wednesday.
"The one-time benefit was limited to only those who had played a specific number of domestic or international matches by 2003-04 and retired. But it was announced and given away only in 2012. It was suggested at the working committee that it could be extended so that a few more players who had not retired by the cut-off date could also benefit from the scheme," BCCI sources said.
Though no specific names were mentioned at the working committee meeting in Kolkata, news reports have said that five players - Sairaj Bahutule, Wasim Jaffer, Amol Muzumdar, Sanjay Bangar and S Sriram - are the new beneficiaries of the BCCI's largesse. (Read)