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“I Am A Retired Cricketer Who Is Completely Dependent On The Pension From BCCI”- Vinod Kambli

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Vinod Kambli. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli has revealed that, Pension from BCCI, is his only source of income. Kambli requested the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) President and MCA secretary for a coaching job.

Kambli told Mid-day: “I am a retired cricketer, who is completely dependent on the pension from the BCCI. My only payment [source of income] at the moment is from the Board, for which I am really thankful and grateful.”

“I need assignments, where I can work with youngsters. I know Mumbai have retained Amol [Muzumdar] as their head coach, but if anywhere I am needed, I am there. We have played together and we were a great team. That’s what I want them [current Mumbai team] to do…to play as a team.”

“After retirement, there is no cricket for you. But if you want to stay steady in life, it is important to have assignments. I am looking for that from the MCA. All I can do is request the MCA president [Dr Vijay Patil] or the secretary [Sanjay Naik] for an assignment.”

Sachin has always been there for me- Vinod Kambli

Kambli used to mentor young cricketers at the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy. Talking about Sachin, Kambli said: “He [Sachin] knows everything, but I am not expecting anything from him. He gave me the TMGA [Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy] assignment. I was very happy. He has been a very good friend. He has always been there for me”

Vinod Kambli played 17 Test matches and 104 ODIs. In Tests, Kambli scored 1084 runs at an average of 54.2. He has 4 centuries and 2 double centuries in the longest format. In ODIs, Kambli scored 2477 runs at an average of 32.59. He announced retirement from all forms of cricket in 2011.

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