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    BCCI awards 16 former players

    Former skipper Kris Srikkanth, Madan Lal, Chetan Chauhan and Salim Durani, among others, were awarded on Friday.

    Chennai: As a part of its one-time benefit payments, the BCCI on Friday presented cheques to the country's 16 former international and domestic players who have served Indian cricket with distinction over the years. Former India skipper Kris Srikkanth, Madan Lal, Chetan Chauhan and Salim Durani, among others, were awarded with cheques before the start of the Indian Premier League's Qualifier 2 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils in Chennai on Friday.

    Srikkanth accepted a cheque for Rs 3 crore on behalf of three players who have played between 50 and 74 Test matches. Lal took a cheque for Rs 6 crore on behalf of eight players who have played between 50 and 74 Tests.

    Robin Singh, Chauhan and Durani accepted a cheque of Rs 10 crore 20 lakh on behalf of 17 players who have played between 25 and 49 Tests. L Sivaramakrishnan, WV Raman, Abey Kuruvilla and Chandrakant Pandit accepted a cheque of Rs 8 crore 50 lakh on behalf of 17 players who have played between 10 and 24 Test matches.

    The others to have been awarded were VV Kumar, Prakash Bhandari, Sambaran Banerjee, Kailash Gattani, Lalchand Rajput, VB Chandrasekar, D Vasu.