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BCCI announces Rs 2.5 mn cash award for Bindra

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday announced a cash award of Rs. 2.5 million to the Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra.

cricket Updated: Aug 11, 2008 16:12 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)on Monday announced a cash award of Rs. 2.5 million to the Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra.

Bindra became the first Indian ever to win an individual Olympic gold medal by claiming top honours on Monday in the men's 10-metre air rifle.

"Hearty congratulations to Abhinav Bindra for winning India's first-ever individual gold medal at the Olympics. He has done the country proud. His achievement heralds a new era for Indian sport," BCCI President Sharad Pawar said in a statement.