ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: BCCI Announces Cash Prize For Mithali Raj And Co.
Even before the historic final at the Lord’s on Sunday (July 23), Mithali Raj and her World Cup squad has received a huge gift from the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) with the board announcing a prize money of INR 50 lakhs for all the players for their outstanding performance in the ongoing World Cup in England.
The Women in Blue have done exceedingly well in the tournament, defying all the odds to take India to just its second World Cup final. The Mithali Raj-led side sent out a statement of intent in the very first game of the tournament by beating hosts and one of the favourites England. The juggernaut continued in the next three games with reigning World T20 champions West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka tasting defeat. However, two consecutive defeats against South Africa and defending champions Australia threatened to derail the promising campaign but the team gave one of its most clinical performance when it mattered the most.
In the do-or-die game, India thrashed England by 186 runs before an astonishing 171 off 115 balls from Harmanpreet Kaur in Thursday’s (July 20) semi-final helped India to stun Australia by 36 runs and set up a date with England. Lord’s was the ground where India’s men team had won its first World Cup in 1983 and the women’s team will be keen to replicate that performance but before that, the Indian cricket board has rightly decided them to reward for their mesmerising performance in the tournament.
According to ANI, the BCCI will hand out a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh to each player.
BCCI to give cash reward of Rs 50 Lakh to each player of Women's Cricket Team for their performance in ICC Women's World Cup 2017.
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2017
The board will also reward the support staff for its contribution and will give each member Rs 25 lakh.
The support staff to be rewarded with Rs 25 Lakh each by BCCI.
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2017
India, meanwhile, will enter the final with its confidence sky high after two thumping wins over New Zealand and Australia. Moreover, the fact that Mithali Raj and her teammates have already defeated their opponents once in the tournament will also boost the confidence.
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