The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) formed a committee with five former international players to improve the game on Thursday. The Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) will have Bishan Singh Bedi, Madal Lal, Kirti Azad, Surinder Khanna and Maninder Singh and will be headed by president Arun Jaitley.
More executive members will be named to the committee, DDCA's vice-president Chetan Chauhan said while another member admitted it was an effort to revamp the running of the controversy-ridden cricket activities. "There have been financial irregularities in the past where DDCA members have worked for their personal benefits. To check that we will form a financial committee," joint secretary Ravinder Manchanda said. A pension scheme for the state players was also announced. Those who have played upto four Ranji Trophy match will be paid a sum of Rs 2 lakhs. Those who have played 4-14 games will be paid Rs 7,000 per month and those with 24 appearances or more will get Rs 9,000 per month.