• Thu. May 19th, 2022

BCCI increases age limit for match officials and support staff to 65

Among other decisions, the Board of Directors inducted Brijesh Patel and MKJ Majumdar to the IPL Board of Directors

In a big relief for the scores of match officials and support staff who had to leave after turning 60, BCCI on Saturday raised their retirement age limit by five.

BCCI made this decision at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kolkata.

“The age limit for match officials and support staff has been increased from 60 to 65 subject to their physical condition,” BCCI said in a statement following its 90th AGM.

This will benefit several referees, scorers, match referees.

“Now that we have the guidelines, they will have five years to retire,” said a board official.

At the AGM, many proposals were adopted for the development of cricket in the northeastern states of Pondicherry, Bihar and Uttarakhand.

“Each state association was sanctioned 10 crore and the stress would be to develop indoor facilities everywhere,” the official said.

Among other decisions, the Board of Directors inducted Brijesh Patel and MKJ Majumdar to the IPL Board of Directors.

“Former Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha (is here) as the representative of the Indian Cricketers Association on the IPL board of directors,” the statement said.

The BCCI also announced the formation of the Circuits, Fixtures and Techniques Committee, Umpires Committee and Cricket Committee with varying capacities.