ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup 2018: Cash rewards pour in for Rahul Dravid, victorious Indian team
India won the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup 2018 by beating Australia in the final at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.Updated: Feb 03, 2018 14:04 IST
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) on Saturday announced cash rewards for the victorious Indian team that won the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, after beating Australia in the final. (India vs Australia highlights | Scorecard)
While head coach of the team Rahul Dravid will get Rs.50 lakh, all members of the Indian team will receive Rs.30 lakh each. Members of the support staff will also get Rs.20 lakh each.
“I congratulate the U-19 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,” COA, which runs the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), chairman Vinod Rai said.
An unbeaten India defeated Australia by eight wickets to win a record fourth ICC U-19 cricket World Cup. Asked to field, the Prithvi Shaw-led team bowled out Australia for 216 in 47.2 overs. In reply, they chased down the target in 38.5 overs with eight wickets to spare.
Opener Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten century for which he was named Man-of-the-Match while vice-captain Shubman Gill was named Man-of-the-Series.
India have previously won the tournament in 2000, 2008 and 2012.
“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,” COA member Diana Edulji said.