Rahul Dravid wins off the field! BCCI mends ways to give this to players, support staff

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New Delhi | Updated: Feb 25, 2018 6:13 PM

Rahul 'The Wall' Dravid is known for his expert technical skills in the field and utmost generosity off it. The former Indian batsman and skipper demanded parity from the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the cash rewards, which were announced by BCCI after India U-19 won the World Cup for the fourth time recently

Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid is known for his expert technical skills in the field and utmost generosity off it. (IE)

Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid is known for his expert technical skills in the field and utmost generosity off it. The former Indian batsman and skipper demanded parity from the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the cash rewards, which were announced by BCCI after India U-19 won the World Cup for the fourth time recently. The board has now accepted Dravid’s demand. On February 7, the U19 head coach had expressed reservations about accepting Rs 50 lakh while members of the support staff got just Rs 20 lakh each and the players 30 lakh each. He had asked the board to get rid of the discrimination in rewards offered to the members of the coaching staff.Now, as per the revised list by BCCI, every coaching staff, including Dravid, will receive Rs 25 lakh, as per The Indian Express. The BCCI has also extended the list of beneficiaries by including members of the support staff who were part of the team’s almost year-long preparation leading up to the World Cup. This decision qualifies the family of team trainer Rajesh Savant, who died last year, to receive the victory incentive.

A board member on the condition of anonymity told IE that Dravid was not happy with the announcement of the award and he informed the board that he felt that every member should get equal reward, as each of them played an important role in India’s U-19 World Cup triumph.

After the decision, members who will now receive a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh are bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach Abhay Sharma, physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar, trainer Anand Date, masseur Mangesh Gaikwad, and video analyst Devraj Raut. The five additions to the list are W V Raman, who was the coach when the under-19 team toured England, logistics managers Manuj Sharma and Sumeet Malahapurkar, trainer Amogh Pandit, and the late trainer Rajesh Savant.

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