The BCCI today announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each for the Indian cricket team, which defeated Australia 2-1 in a hard-fought and controversy-ridden Test series. The Board also congratulated the team for retaining the No.1 position in the ICC Test rankings.
India today completed a convincing eight-wicket win over Australia in the deciding fourth Test to claim the series. The award for the players will be on a pro-rata basis which means money to given to the cricketers would depend on the number of matches they have played in the series.
So, players, who featured in all the four matches against Australia, will get Rs 50 lakh each. According to a BCCI release, head coach Anil Kumble will get Rs 25 lakh and other members of the support staff will be given Rs 15 lakh each.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for retaining the No. 1 position in Test team rankings and registering unbeaten series wins in the home season 2016-17,” the release stated.
“The cash rewards will be given on a pro rata basis,” the release added.