There are estimated to be over 15,000 amateur cricket teams in the UK, ranging from opulent cricket clubs to pub teams. Cricket is one of the most popular participation sports in England, with some cricket clubs having up to 4 senior sides, and many junior and youth teams. Village cricket has seen a significant upsurge in interest as this has enabled some academy players from other clubs to be involved too.
Common Sports Injuries for Cricket Players
To play cricket you need to be fit and strong, and have good hand-eye coordination and ball-handling skills. Cricket involves sprinting between wickets and running to stop balls, as well as bowling and throwing. The health benefits of playing cricket include building endurance and stamina, developing balance and improving hand-eye coordination. Cricket also develops skills such as team building skills and social skills.
The most common risk for sports injuries in cricket are lower back pain and muscle injuries such as hamstring strains. If proper protection isn't in place facial and hand injuries can also be attributed to the sport, with 1 in 10 cricket players sustaining an injury, with that figure increasing to 1 in 6 sustaining an injury for bowlers.
Cricket Insurance Plans
Sportsinsurance4u offers a variety of plans for both individual player and cricket club insurance.
Sports Accident Insurance
General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of cricket personal accident insurance providing cash benefits for sports injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover if a cricket insurance claim arises. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled match, training session or competition or whilst on an organised tour.
Sports Health Insurance
Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional cricketers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.
As an alternative for amateur cricketers, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.
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Our Sports Health Insurance range has been specifically designed for amateur and professional sportspeople.e
Our Sports Accident Insurance has been designed for amateur sports enthusiasts to provide some financial benefit to you in the event of a sports injury.
Sports Accident Insurance benefits can include
- Personal Liability Insurance
- Income Protection
- Cash Benefits for Breaks and Dislocations
- Dental Cover
- Physiotherapy Benefit
Sports Health Insurance benefits can include
- Cover for sports injuries
- Consultations, tests and scans
- Hospital cash back
- Cover outside UK for touring clubs
- Health and Wellbeing Services