Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs 21 lakh for the Indian men's hockey team if it wins gold medal in the Commonwealth Games finals on Thursday.
India had beaten England 5-4 in the penalty shoot out to reach the finals yesterday and is already assured of Rs 15 lakh from the Commerce Minister, an official statement said here.
"The Minister who is presently on an official visit to Kenya has stated that the hockey team has been performing well and wished the team success for their final match," it said.
India will take on mighty Australia in the final. Australia beat New Zealand 6-2 in their semifinal match.