Sourav Ganguly donates BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family
Sourav Ganguly has also decided to donate his BCCI pension from next year to CAB for the treatment of injured players © IANS

Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint-secretary Sourav Ganguly have decided to donate his pension to the family of former late Bengal Under-19 skipper, Ankit Keshri. Ganguly, who called up Ankit’s father Rajkumar to offer his condolence, made his decision at the finance committee meeting on Friday. READ: Ankit Keshri, Bengal Under-23 cricketer dies after sustaining on-field injury

“This is a personal decision. I get certain amount from BCCI as pension. I will give it to Ankit’s family this year. From the next year onwards, it will be given to CAB for the treatment of injured players,” Ganguly was quoted by the Indian Express. READ: Ankit Keshri was a talented cricketer and in the scheme of things: Bengal Chief Selector Raju Mukherjee

According to BCCI pension scheme, former Test cricketers get Rs. 4,20,000 annually. Appreciating Ganguly gestures, Ankit’s father Rajkumar said, “Heartfelt thanks to him. But I want a trophy to be instituted in Ankit’s name.”

Ganguly was quoted by The Telegraph in India, “The association will be buying three ambulances which will also have the necessary facilities.”

CAB has decided to provide an amount of Rs 10 lakh to Ankit’s family. “We have proposed to give this amount to Ankit’s family. The matter has to be passed through the working committee, though,” treasurer Biswarup Dey said.