BCB announces Tk 25 lakh prize for World Cup winning youth cricketers
Bangladesh Under-19 World Cup winning team have received the big prize for bringing the first ever international trophy in country’s history. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was thinking of ‘permanently’ rewarding the future of the World Cup winners. So, for this BCB has ensured an ‘insurance’ for the cricketers.
So far the board has ensured the insurance for the players under contract only including national team and first-class cricketers. Although there is no formal agreement with the youth, BCB announced to pay a monthly salary of Tk 1 lakh each for two years after the World Cup. This time, BCB has made life and health insurance in their name.
Though not equal to the central contracted cricketers, the life insurance amount of the youth is like that of the first class cricketers- Tk 25 lakh. Central contracted cricketers have double the money in life insurance. However, Prantik Nawrose Nabil and SM Mehrab Hasan got the amount of Tk 10 lakh as they haven’t reached the age of 18 yet.
But when it comes to health insurance, they get the same amount as central contracted cricketers. In the case of inpatient treatment for hospitalization they will get Tk 3 lakh and for non-hospitalized treatment (out-patient) they will get Tk. 50 thousand.
Chairman of BCB’s game development committee, Khaled Mahmud Sujon said,
“It could have been that they were not champions. In that case, some of the team members could get opportunity to be included in insurance. Maybe four or five of them could have gone to first class cricket contracts.
“This is the first time in Bangladesh to ensure insurance for the youth cricketers. After winning the World Cup, it was announced that they would get a salary of Tk 1 lakh each month for the next 2 years. Only players who are contracted with BCB get the opportunity of insurance.”