The Committee of Administrators (COA) has announced cash rewards for the victorious Indian team as they thumped Australia by eight wickets to lift the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018, at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Manjot Kalra remained unbeaten on 101 while he was ably supported by Harvik Desai (47*) as India crossed the finish line in just 38.5 overs.
The Boys in Blue became the first team to win the title four times as earlier they were tied with Australia with three titles each.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced cash prizes for coach Rahul Dravid (Rs 50 Lakh), players (Rs 30 Lakh each) and members of support staff (Rs 20 Lakh each).
BCCI announces prize money for victorious India U19 team.
Mr Rahul Dravid, Head Coach India U19 – INR 50 lakhs
Members of India U19 team – INR 30 lakhs each
Members of the Support Staff, India U19 – INR 20 lakhs each
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2018
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 the coach and mentor Dravid.
“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. 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,” said the Head of COA, Vinod Rai, in a media release issued by BCCI.
“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,” said Diana Eduljee.