Punjab CM Amarinder announces Rs 5 lakh reward for Harmanpreet Kaur

The chief minister lauded Harmanpreet’s score of 171 not out of 115 balls in the semi-final against Australia.

cricket Updated: Jul 23, 2017 18:52 IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
Harmanpreet Kaur,Amarinder Singh,ICC Women’s World Cup
Harmanpreet Kaur scored 171 not out against Australia in the Women’s Cricket World Cup semi-final on Thursday.(Reuters)

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur for her performance that steered India to the finals of ICC Women’s World Cup.

The chief minister conveyed this to Harmanpreet’s father, Harmandar Singh, whom he called up to congratulate, an official spokesperson said here.

The chief minister lauded Harmanpreet’s score of 171 not out of 115 balls in the semi-final against Australia.

Wishing the best to Harmanpreet for the final match between India and England, the chief minister hoped that she would continue to make the country proud with her continuing brilliance.

Celebrations have been on at Harmanpreet’s home in Moga in Punjab after her 171-run knock against Australia two days ago -- one of the greatest ODI knocks in women’s cricket.

First Published: Jul 23, 2017 18:50 IST