By BV Swagath
The BCCI President Mr. N Srinivasan has announced a cash prize of Rs 20 lakhs for each player of the India Under-19 team that had won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Australia yesterday. Led by Delhi Ranji player Unmukt Chand, India Under-19 defeated hosts Australia in the Final in Townsville yesterday with the Skipper scoring a superb century.
The Indian Cricket Board also announced a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs each for the support staff of the India Under-19 team including the Coach Bharat Arun.
In a media release, the BCCI President Mr. N Srinivasan has said: "Many congratulations to the Indian team for the winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. We won the 'senior' World Cup last year, and now our boys have triumphed in the junior version of the tournament. This is a great day for Indian cricket. The Board would like to announce a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakhs to each player, and Rs. 15 lakhs to each member of the support staff."
In the same media release, Mr. Sanjay Jagdale, Hony. Secretary of BCCI has said: "The Indian cricket team has played some extraordinary cricket in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The members of the team have worked hard, and deserve the title. Heartiest congratulations to the boys and support staff for winning the World Cup."