Indian Cricketers' Association president Ashok Malhotra happy with BCCI's grant, hopes all demands will be met gradually
Malhotra, who has been critical of BCCI in the past for not addressing their demands, was pleased that at least one of their requests – increase in former players' medical insurance from Rs five to Rs 10 lakh – have been approved.
The 61-year-old felt uneasy on Thursday following which he was taken to a hospital in New Delhi.
'Cannot wait forever': Indian Cricketers' Association asks BCCI to look into its demands for former players
Indian Cricketers' Association's demands include pension for former players who have played less than 25 first-class games, pension for widows of former cricketers
Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev pledge support to ICA's initiative to provide financial aid to needy former cricketers
As many as 1750 former cricketers are registered with the ICA, India's first-ever players' association which came into being last year.
The ICA, India's first-ever players' association formed as per recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel, was on Sunday granted Rs 2 crore by the BCCI to kickstart its operations.
The other Test cricketers coach by him include Chetan Sharma, Yograj Singh and Ashok Malhotra.