Ind-Aus T-20 Match insured for Rs. 12.80 Cr for rain threat
Going by the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) prediction of rain and thunderstorm in Guwahati and its neighbourhood in the next 24 hours, The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has taken an insurance cover of Rs. 12.80 crore for Tuesday’s India-Australia T-20 match to be held in the city.
The ACA has taken the policy that will cover almost all possible eventualities including rain and terror attack. The New India Assurance Company has given the insurance coverage for the match in a comprehensive policy against cancellation of the match due to fire, natural calamities such as flood and earthquake and even rains along with public liability and bodily injury to players, umpires, officials and VIPs.
“We have designed the policy in such a way that it will cover almost all possible eventualities, including terror attack. If the match is cancelled due to any unforeseen reason, including rain, the ACA will not face any losses,” said Sunil Kumar Kalita, a senior official of Salasar Insurance Brokers talking to a regional media house.
Talking to G Plus, Pradeep Buragohain, Secretary, ACA said, “We need to insure the international matches. If a match gets cancelled, we will have to refund the tickets to people and we can’t afford to incur that kind of losses.
If the match is washed out without a ball being bowled, the spectators will have to be compensated. However, even if a single ball is bowled, there will be no compensation.
As rains lashed out the city on Monday, the Guwahati airport-based Regional Meteorological Centre(RMC) of the IMD, in its weather bulletin, issued on Monday evening, said the sky over Guwahati and its neighbourhood will be generally cloudy during next 24 hours with every possibility of rain and thundershowers.
“Rain and thundershowers are likely to occur in Guwahati and its neighbourhood on Tuesday, but we are not expecting heavy rain in the next 24 hours,” said Sanjay O’Neill Shaw, deputy director general, meteorology, at RMC.
A look of the ACA Stadium, Barsapara