Saturday, March 25, 2023

ICA extends medical insurance coverage to retired cricketers


NEW DELHI: Indian Cricketers’ Affiliation (ICA) on Thursday introduced it’s going to present medical insurance coverage cowl of Rs 1.5 lakh to its members, a transfer that can profit over 100 retired cricketers.

With the BCCI’s medical reimbursement scheme relevant to solely these cricketers who’ve performed 10 or extra first-class matches, lots of ICA’s members weren’t eligible for a similar.

“That is solely a small begin made by our Board. Final 12 months we had prolonged a top-up hospitalisation cowl for our members and this time round now we have gone one step additional and offered a full cowl of Rs 1.5 lakh every,” newly-elected ICA president Anshuman Gaekwad was quoted as saying in a media launch.

The premium is being paid in its entirety by the ICA.

“Presently now we have prolonged the duvet to 109 members who expressed curiosity in availing the insurance coverage, all of whom have performed between 5 and 9 first-class matches. In time to return, many extra such members will likely be prolonged this cowl,” added Gaekwad.

Within the final 12 months and extra, ICA has additionally made direct contributions amounting to just about six lakh rupees to many former cricketers in want of economic and/or medical help.

All of the above cash has been launched from the ICA Welfare Fund which was arrange with contributions from some main former Indian cricketers and corporates.

In its first 12 months of operation itself, the ICA distributed advantages value Rs 52 lakh to as many as 60 individuals that features retired first-class cricketers, widows of first-class cricketers as additionally one former Indian blind cricketer.

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