Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday announced sponsoring insurance for the specially abled cricketers in Kolkata. The board announced this on the occasion of the World Disability Day that falls on December 2 every year.
The announcement took place ahead of the Bengal T20 Challenge game between Kalighat Club and Tapan Memorial club at Eden Garden.
A total of 30 specially abled cricketers suffering from hearing impairment to physically and visually challenged categories were presented with insurance policies.
The insurance cover for all the 30 cricketers across all the three categories will now be granted insurance cover for the next one year.
“The theme for this year of World Disability Day is to create a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. Keeping that in mind we have tried to do an inclusive programme to make them a part of our efforts. The CAB is always committed to working for betterment of cricket and hence we have decided to facilitate 30 active cricketers, selected from all three categories, with insurance cover for a year,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya in an official release.
Gour Mohan Ghosh, Chairman Committee for Differently Abled cricketers said: “It felt really nice to see the boys so well received. They are a part of Bengal’s cricket fraternity and the President has always stood by them and supported their cause in every possible way. The insurance will motivate them to bring greater glory to Bengal.” (ANI)