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ICA shortlists 36 needy players for financial help, ex-India pacer Govindraj in category B

The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) has shortlisted 36 needy players, including former India pacer Devraj Govindraj, for offering financial assistance as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Govindraj, 73, was part of the Indian team s historic Test series wins in England and the West Indies in 1971, when Sunil Gavaskar had announced his arrival with a mountain of runs. The pacer, who has 190 wickets from 93 first-class matches, however did not get to play a match. He was settled in England but moved back to India. The ICA had received totally 52 applications (men and women) for financial assistance from retired first-class cricketers and widows. The five members of the Board of Directors of ICA approved financial assistance to 36 needy, retired cricketers/widows, the association s president Ashok Malhotra said. However, Govindraj, along with seven others (men and women) found himself in the B category, which offers an aid of Rs 80000 per person. A total of 20 people (11 men and 9


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