BCCI announces Prize money for victorious India U-19 team

New Delhi, Feb 3 : The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) announced cash rewards for the victorious Indian Under-19 team, which pipped Australia by eight wickets to lift their fourth ICC U-19 World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday evening.

Manjot Kalra laid the foundation of the win after a super bowling performance by the boys in blue. Manjot remained unbeaten on 101 while wicketkeeper-batsman Harvik Desai chipped in with valuable 47 runs as India hunted down the 217-run target in just 38.5 overs.

After the historic victory, the BCCI announced cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for coach Rahul Dravid, Rs 30 lakh for each player while Rs 20 lakh for the support staffs.

Showering praise on the Prithvi Shaw-led team, CoA head Vinod Rai said,”I congratulate the U19 team who have made the country proud. Head Coach Rahul Dravid played his cricket with sincerity and it was pleasing to see the boys uphold the value.”

(UNI)

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