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COVID 19 Insurance Cover for CAB Club Cricketers and Match Officials

22nd March 2020
Kolkata, 22 March 2020: Earlier in the week, Medical Committee Chairman Pradip Dey and Medical Committee Member Santanu Mitra had met Representatives of SBI General Insurance Company to ensure insurance policies obtained by the Association cover COVID 19.
As a follow up to such meeting, in a Coverage Confirmation for COVID 19 Virus addressed to Avishek Dalmiya, President of The Cricket Association of Bengal, State Bank of India General Insurance stated, “This is to assure you that all the group policies on behalf of your esteemed organization covering cricketers, umpires, Scorers, etc are being covered from COVID 19 Virus (CORONA VIRUS).
SBI has further informed that, “We have instructed our TPA’s (Third Party Administrators) to report cases of COVID 19 and no claims should be rejected. We shall be shall be reviewing each case by merits and any claims pertaining to COVID 19 will not be rejected.”
“We are with our players, scorers and umpires as the world is witnessing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. Our insurance policies cover hospital expenses arising out of COVID -19 for over 3200 individuals including cricketers who are playing first and second division tournaments. It would also cover women players playing for Bengal and ex-cricketers who represented Bengal Senior Men’s Team. Therefore, there is no reason for them to panic. However, it is always advisable to take adequate preventive measures to stop spreading of the virus as per Guidelines of Government. Wishing our players and match officials safe times ahead.”, said Avishek Dalmiya.
Though the CAB Office was earlier closed till 21st of March 2020, sanitisers were used and thermal screening done at the Gates to those who entered premises.
However, now in view of the Order dated 22/03/2020 of Government of West Bengal regarding ‘Complete Safety Restrictions' w.e.f. 17:00 hours 23/03/2020 to 24:00 hours of 27/03/2020, the Office of the Association would now remain totally closed till 27th instant.

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