Sourav Ganguly to give his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family

Published on April 26, 2015 19:45:02 PM
Sports
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri’s family.

Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured players who are registered under the Cricket Association of Bengal.

As per BCCI’s pension scheme, former Test cricketers receive an amount of Rs 4,20,000 annually.

Following Keshri’s death, there were accusations that the medical facilities at the ground were not up to the mark and Ganguly assured that required steps would be taken in order to ensure that CAB is well-equipped with any such contingencies in the future.

Meanwhile, CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey informed that the board will be donating Rs 10 lakh to Keshri’s family.