The new batch of 24 beneficiaries include blind cricketer Shekhar Naik, who was awarded Padma Shri in 2017, and three widows of the former players.
The Indian Cricketers' Association had to deviate from its original plan since it was based on an estimated budget of Rs 10-Rs 12 crore.
Kohli said the WC semis loss to Kiwis last year after losing the toss and failing to chase down a moderate target had made had them stronger.
There were the heartbreaks, the biggest one being a World Cup semifinal exit, and not to forget the anxious wait on what Dhoni might do next after being on a sabbatical for half the year.
India will end the second decade of the millennium as arguably the most dominant side in cricket.
Plan to change key clauses including cooling-off suggests not much has changed in BCCI in terms of mentality of officials.
The same teams under Ganguly and MS Dhoni got badly beaten, too, just as Gavaskar’s contemporary sides.
Ending home leg of World Test Championship campaign on dominant note, Kohli & Co have many takeaways that will stand them in good stead on foreign shores.
The ground arrangements for the competition are nearly complete and final preparations are under way.
The pilots, clad in their orange uniforms, spent about an hour meeting cricketers including Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey.
While India have chased 61 times in T20Is, Australia have chased 69 times with Pakistan being the other team with most successful chases having 36 wins in 67 chases.
TP Sudhindra, a former Madhya Pradesh medium-pacer, was banned for life by the BCCI in 2012 for his alleged role in match-fixing in domestic games.
Familiarity and hunger to win are said to be among the reasons behind the near flawless run of Kohli’s team in India.
E-voting will be held from October 11 to 13, while results will be declared on October 15. The first meeting of the ICA board will be held the next day.
Express takes a quick look at the credentials of those who have applied for the top job.