Cricket Association of Bengal © Wikimedia Commons
Cricket Association of Bengal © Wikimedia Commons

On event of International Women’s Day, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has inducted 63 women’s cricketer into their health benefit scheme. The scheme will give them medical benefits for the first time in an association sponsored cover. According to sportstarlive.com, CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said: “This will help them get medical facilities. This is a token of appreciation for women cricketers’ contribution to cricket in general and Bengal cricket in particular.”

CAB are also planning to start a club tournament involving women players. It is being said they sending out invitation to various clubs to check interest. Dalmiya said: “We will send an official letter to all the clubs inquiring about their interest in participating in such a tournament. A final decision will be taken after receiving expressions of interest from the clubs.”

India Women’s legend and Bengal’s very own, Jhulan Goswami  sounded elated of CAB’s initiatives. She said: “These are very positive and encouraging steps and will go a long way in improving woman’s cricket in Bengal.”