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, 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.”