U-19 World Cup triumph: Bcci announces cash prize for team members, support staff

Secretary of the Cricket Control Committee of India (BCCI) Jay Shah on Sunday announced a cash prize from 40 lakh for each member U-19 World Cup-Winning Indian team. Furthermore, he said the support staff would be paid 25 lakh each.

India beat England in the final of the Under-19 World Cup in Antigua on Saturday and won a record fifth title.

“It is my pleasure to announce the award of 40 lacs per player and 25 lacs per support staff for the U19 #TeamIndia contingent for their exemplary performance in the # U19CWC finals. You have made India proud,” Shah tweeted.

In another tweet, Shah said: “Congratulations to #BoysInBlue on winning the @ICC U19 World Cup. This is a very special win @ VVSlaxman281 no matter what the odds. Each of our youngsters showed the heart and temperament needed to make history in these attempts times #INDvENG # U19CWCFinal. “

Furthermore, he congratulated the team on their triumph.

“India is the most successful team in the history of the U-19 World Cups, and the fifth title is a testament to the robust system and structure we have for our age group cricketers,” Shah said.

“Management takes age group cricket very seriously and works closely together to ensure we remain flexible with our approach to meet the demands of the team in the midst of a pandemic,” he added.

BCCI President Saurav Ganguly also addressed words of encouragement to the boys.

“They were impressive in all departments and sealed the fifth Indian World Cup. While their performances on the field were fantastic, the team also showed courage, determination and courage to come back strongly despite the Covid-19 cases at the camp,” Ganguly said in a statement. .

“I must also appreciate the efforts made by head coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar along with his coaching staff, support staff and VVS Laxman – head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy – for the way they kept the team in good spirits and led to victory,” he added. is.

He said the team has the best structure for age cricketers and that some of the best coaches work closely with them.

Six Indian players, including captain Yash Dhull, tested positive for Covid-19 during the group stage of the tournament, but the team overcame the crisis and lifted the trophy.

“This time they had very little cricket ahead of the World Cup and despite that, India remained undefeated,” Ganguly said.

“This is truly extraordinary. The coaches have done a great job in choosing the right team from a wide range of cricket players. The boys have a long career ahead of them and I wish them all the best.”

Asked to play first, India knocked out England by 189 after having 61 in six at one stage.

Bowling with his midfielders to a deadly effect, Raj Bawa (5/31) ran through the English midfield after left-handed striker Ravi Kumar (4/34) lowered his opponent with two early shots.

India finished the chase with 14 balls in abundance.

With agency contributions.

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