The India U-19 team have clinched their fourth World Cup title after beating Australia U-19 comfortably by 8 wickets in the final. Just after some moments of becoming the champions, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced cash rewards for the victorious Indian team.
The BCCI have announced cash prizes for coach Rahul Dravid (Rs 50 Lakh), players (Rs 30 Lakh each) and members of support staff (Rs 20 Lakh each).
COA head Vinod Rai and member Diana Eduljee heaped praise on the title-winning team and they also had only good things to say about coach and mentor Dravid. Vinod said: “I congratulate the U19 team who have made the country proud. Rahul Dravid played his cricket with sincerity and it was pleasing to see the boys uphold the value. They have been fantastic athletes and even better ambassadors. The boys have done so well, and I am sure they will work hard and climb the ladder and represent the senior team in the future.”
Diana Edoljee: “The consistent performance is a testimony to the fact of BCCI’s initiative in nurturing the talent and providing them an environment to the youngsters and perform to their potential. I congratulate Rahul Dravid and his team for returning home with the glittering ICC World Cup.”