Financial help for 47 cagers: BFI

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

To increase the morale of basketball gamers, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has introduced a one-time monetary bundle in view of the Covid-19 pandemic for 47 meritorious cagers.

The gamers who’ve represented India on the worldwide stage will likely be given Rs 50,000 whereas those that have attended nationwide camps however couldn’t make it to the Indian group will likely be given Rs 25,000. The announcement was made by Okay Govindaraj, BFI president. The monetary help is being given on the parameters of training (tuition charges, bills on lodging, course literature), coaching (boarding and lodging, meals dietary supplements, gear, teaching charges), sports activities equipment and medical help (frequent accidents, any well being points, medical insurance coverage towards accidents, damage rehabilitation).

“The objective is to provide basic financial relief to the players who are not holding employment amidst the pandemic,” mentioned Chander Mukhi Sharma, BFI secretary.

A committee headed by Sharma shortlisted the names of gamers after suggestions from state associations. Bhupender Shahi, Shakti Sinh Gohil, Dr Suman Sharma, Gautom Ganguly, Ajay Sud, Prasanna Jaishankar, Mohit Bhandari and R Rajan had been the opposite members of the committee. “We have been planning to help players living in distress in various states. Our state associations and volunteers are working on it,” mentioned Sharma.

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