BCCI President N Srinivasan today announced a "one-time benefit" scheme for players who have served Indian cricket over the years.
Srinivasan made the announcement during the high-profile opening ceremony of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League here tonight.
"I would like to say that from the proceeds of the play-off games of the IPL, the BCCI will give a one-time benefit to those who have graced through Indian cricket --international as well those who have played domestic cricket for a long time," Srinivasan said.
"Over 185 players will benefit from this (scheme). This is a small thank you to those who have done yeoman service to Indian cricket," he added.
Srinivasan said that the Cricket Board has utilised well the money generated from the IPL.
"The BCCI has made good use of the success of IPL. The BCCI has distributed funds to all associations so that infrastructure, training facilities and academies are developed so that young cricketers have ample opportunities to become good players and knock on the national selection doors," he said.