BCCI announces cash rewards for India’s World Cup winning U-19 team

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) announced the cash-rewards for the young Indian team that won the Under-19 World Cup on Sunday.

After losing the toss at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, the Yash Dhull-led side packed English rivals for 189 in 44.5 overs, with all-rounder Raj Bawa (5/31) picking up the best-ever figures in a U-19 World Cup final.

The ‘Boys in Blue’ then chased down the target in 47.4 overs, with wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Bana smashing back-to-back sixes to seal the win in style. Vice-captain Shaik Rasheed (50) and Nishant Sindhu (50 no) were the top run-getters. Bawa, who shined with the ball, also contributed 35 with the bat to get the ‘Player of the Match’.

After Team India’s impressive win, BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to his official Twitter handle and revealed that each player would be rewarded INR 40 lakhs, and every member of the support staff would receive INR 25 lakhs.

“I’m pleased to announce the reward of 40 lacs per player and 25 lacs per support staff for the U19 Team India contingent for their exemplary performance in the Under 19 World Cup Final. You have made India proud,” Shah tweeted.

“Congratulations #BoysInBlue on winning the @ICC U19 World Cup. This is a Very, Very Special @VVSLaxman281 win against all odds. Each of our youngsters has shown the heart and temperament needed to make history in these trying times #INDvENG #U19CWCFinal,” added Shah.

Dhull became the fifth Indian skipper to lift the Under 19 World Cup trophy after Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw, who led India to U19 titles in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018, respectively.

“Proud moment for India, that we have managed to achieve this. It was difficult at the start to get the combination right. But as time went, we became a family, and the team atmosphere was good. Great moment to be playing under this lot of support staff,” said Dhull after the match.

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