Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has announced insurance cover for 30 differently-abled cricketers of all the three categories – hearing impaired, visually challenged and physically challenged – for a year.
The announcement was made on Thursday as they observed World Disability Day 2020 with their current crop of differently-abled cricketers at the Eden Gardens.
“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,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, as quoted by NDTV Sports.
“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,” he added.
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.”