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COVID-19 | Insurance cover for Cricket Association of Bengal cricketers

Last updated on March 24, 2020


The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has obtained COVID-19 insurance coverage cover for cricketers and match officers within the state.

CAB Medical Committee chairman Pradip Dey and member Santanu Mitra had met representatives of SBI General Insurance (SBIGI) to make sure the cover.

In response, SBIGI wrote to CAB president Avishek Dalmiya confirming the insurance policies.

“This is to assure you that all the group policies on behalf of your esteemed organization covering cricketers, umpires, scorers, etc, are being covered for COVID-19 (coronavirus).”

“We have instructed our third party administrators to report cases of COVID-19 and no claims should be rejected. We shall be reviewing each case by merit and any claim pertaining to COVID-19 will not be rejected.” Dalmiya mentioned the well-being of cricketers and match officers would stay high precedence for the CAB.

“Our insurance coverage insurance policies cover hospital bills arising out of COVID-19 for over 3,200 people, together with cricketers who’re taking part in first and second division tournaments. It would additionally cover ladies gamers taking part in for Bengal and ex-cricketers who represented Bengal senior males’s staff.

“There is no reason for them to panic. However, it is always advisable to take adequate preventive measures to stop spreading of the virus. Wishing our players and match officials safe times ahead,” mentioned Dalmiya.

The CAB workplace, which was initially closed until March 21, has prolonged its closure interval until March 27 following restrictions from the West Bengal Government.

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