January 19 According to multiple reports from BBC Wales and other media, according to
The day after Emiliano Sala was killed in a plane crash, Cardiff City forcibly tried to buy out £20million of insurance for the late Emiliano Sala, documents lodged in the High Court show.
Sala’s plane crashed into the English Channel on January 21, 2019, killing striker and pilot David Ibbotson.
An insurance broker said the club had been unsuccessful in securing insurance before Sala’s plane crashed in January 2019.
Cardiff City Football Club is suing Miller Insurance Ltd, claiming the company is owed more than £10m in damages.
The club said it did not clarify that if teams were not “informed in a timely manner” about new signings, such as their new star striker, they would not be covered by insurance.
But lawyers representing the insurance side said they had no right to “chase” club owners to ensure new signings were insured and that the club “knew full knowledge” that Sala was uninsured.
Prosecutor Alistair Schaff told the High Court that the Cardiff club contacted their insurance company on January 22, 2019, the morning after Sala’s flight disappeared off the Alderney coast.
Schaff said the club had contacted the insurance company via email seeking a £20m insurance contract.
The insurer and Cardiff City are at loggerheads, with the prosecution expecting answers to the High Court “soon”.