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CAB announces insurance for differently abled cricketers

3rd December 2020
The Cricket Association of Bengal today observed World Disability Day 2020 with their current crop of differently abled cricketers at Eden Gardens today before the start of the day's play. Around 30 differently abled cricketers of all three categories-- hearing impaired, visually challenged and physically challenged-- visited Eden Gardens today and were peesent for the customary bell ringing by Minister of State Department of Youth Services and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla. Later they were greeted with bouquets. "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. 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. Gour Mohan Ghosh, Chairman Committe 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 Honorable 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."

Arindam Basu