The state panel umpire gets two and a half thousand rupees a day. The life of many umpires runs on this basis. But the umpires also sat down when the games were closed due to Coronavirus. Madhya Pradesh umpires and scorers set an example by collecting nearly two lakh rupees in an hour after the health of the son of an umpire from Chhindwara deteriorated.
Shamim Dad of Chhindwara is the state panel umpire. He was a sports officer in a private school. He borrowed and opened a sporting goods shop before the lockdown, but the shop closed down causing losses. His son had a serious illness and the doctor asked for the operation.
Shamim told, ‘My house, jewelry are all sold out. Now only two-wheelers are left to sell. In bad times, Ramesh Kushwaha of ‘Umpire Scorers Association’ came to be the deity. On his initiative, the state umpires and scorers collected about two lakh rupees in an hour. This is an example. His son is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nagpur. “
To help Shamim, international umpire Nitin Menon and Bobby, who worked as a curator with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, extended their helping hand. This incident is also being seen as an example of Hindu-Muslim unity. Kushwaha said that a lot of money is seen in cricket, but the ground reality is different.
When the problem occurred on Shamim Bhai, all the umpires and scorers of the state together collected 1 lakh 87 thousand rupees voluntarily. MP Cricket Organization (MPCA) has also assured help. Earlier, the financial condition of umpires of the Indore Divisional Cricket Organization (IDCA) had also deteriorated due to the lockdown. The ration was also over in the house of many. After which the financial assistance and ration materials were distributed by the IDCA to the 10 umpires and scorers of the division.