'Peace of mind' ... Walton pleased with new health insurance coverage

November 19, 2018

Now that he has received his health insurance package from the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), Chadwick Walton said he will be approaching the rest of his career with more peace of mind.

Walton received his health card from president of WIPA Wavell Hinds, who worked hard to garner the $32 million from Cricket West Indies, which was needed to secure the insurance plan from Excel/VUMI. The packages were handed over to local players at a ceremony last Friday at WIPA's office at Sabina Park.

"I am pleased with the efforts of WIPA and Cricket West Indies. It gives us a peace of mind to go out there and play cricket knowing that you are covered if anything happens and there are off- the-field issues as well and it states that we are covered for 21 critical illnesses," Walton said.

The 33-year-old, who made his debut for the regional side back in 2009, said that he has been working assiduously with coach of the Jamaica Scorpions Robert Samuels, as he tries to revive his batting form.

"I am working on some things with coach Samuels and I just have to wait and see what happens, but I am just trying to go out there and enjoy the cricket."

Over 120 players from the region with retainer contracts are covered by the insurance plan.


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