The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a reward of Rs 15 lakh each for the men's and women's team selectors for their good performances recently.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a reward of Rs 15 lakh each for the men’s and women’s team selectors for their good performances recently, reported ANI. While the men’s cricket team just completed its 8th consecutive Test series win after defeating Sri Lanka in the second Test of the ongoing three-match Test series, the women’s team had an outstanding ICC Women’s World Cup where it entered the final. Members of the women’s team were also awarded Rs 50 lakh each and now the board has decided to acknowledge the role of selectors as well by announcing Rs 15 lakh each for them.
The news comes just one day after the board had decided to clear former team India coach Anil Kumble’s dues. As part of its monthly exercise of publishing all payments above Rs 25 lakh slab, the BCCI has revealed on their official website the amount they paid to Kumble settling his dues. The former Indian cricket team coach who was replaced by Ravi Shastri before the Sri Lanka tour was paid somewhere in the region of Rs 1 crore which included his professional fee of Rs 48.75 lakh for the months of May and June.
The Indian men’s team did incredibly well under Anil Kumble and didn’t lose a single bilateral series in 12 months. The men in blue won a Test series in West Indies before crushing New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia at home. They also defeated England and West Indies in ODI series and made it to the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
On the other hand, the women’s team entered this year’s World Cup in prime form and started off really well by winning its first three matches. After a couple of hiccups, the Mithali-Raj team found its touch back and finished as the runners-up.