July 05, 2012, 9:46 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Cricket might be looked on as a genteel sport, which is played at a leisurely pace, but the risks which players and coaches expose themselves to could very easily bowl them a googly.
That's why experienced sports insurance provider Insure4Sport has launched the first policy of its kind, Cricket Care, especially intended to give players, coaches and other team staff the reassurance of extensive cover for themselves and their equipment.
Cricket Care is powered by Insure4Sport, who bring into play their experience of negotiating top-quality cover for those who play, coach and teach a wide range of other sports.
Whether you're a Sunday league player, are climbing the ladder of the sport with ambitions of making it to test level, or are involved behind the scenes with a club, you'll appreciate that playing the game comes with certain risks.
Just ask former Nottinghamshire and England wicketkeeper Bruce French. Often acknowledged as one of the sport's most accident-prone players, French was hit by an unbelievably unlucky sequence of events when on tour in Pakistan with England in 1987-88.
He was hit on the head by a ball thrown onto a practice field by a spectator, but then, on his way to hospital was hit by a car as he walked to casualty. After having stitches, he returned to the ground, only to then bang his head on a low light fitting.
"No one would ever suggest that any cricketer could be as unlucky as French," said Andy Hagger at Insure4Sport, "but any injury can seriously mar your enjoyment of the game, and even possibly have repercussions which might affect your earnings.
"That's why we set out to offer a range of dedicated cricket insurance policies. It means that, if the worst should happen, you can now rest assured that you, your team and your equipment need have no worries should an accident befall you."
The cover offered has been specially designed to take account of the most common risks involved in cricket at any level, and can be available instantly when you buy a cricket insurance policy online.
So put yourself, your team-mates and your club in safe hands, and contact Cricket Care today. We'll find the right policy for your needs, with no nasty spin guaranteed!
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Established in 2009, Manchester-based Insure4Sport is part of the JRW Group of companies, the largest specialist insurer for a range of participants in many sports in the UK, including golf, tennis, hockey and personal training. It aims to provide its customers with the lowest premiums possible, while offering cover underwritten at Lloyd’s of London, and designed to meet the specific risks encountered when playing or coaching any sport.
For further information, contact:
The JRW Group Limited
0161 902 2666