BCCI Pays Cash Reward to U-19 Cricketers for World Cup Triumph
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has paid an amount of Rs 27 Lakh to India U19 players who were a part of the World Cup-winning team.
Just as the team won the World Cup, BCCI announced a cash reward of Rs 30 Lakh for all the players.
The players were paid the amount the same month when India U19 won the junior World Cup.
The Prithvi Shaw-led side defeated Australia U19 in the final of the tournament by chasing down a total of 217.
After having a stable start, India lost the first wicket on 71 in the form of Shaw. Shubman Gill followed him after a distance of 60 runs.
Manjot Kalra, the opener, stood his calm and composed, tackling Aussie bowlers. He scored a century in the final and led the batting from the front.
India won the junior World Cup for the fourth time in the history and Manjot became second India U19 batsman to score a century in the final.
Likes of Shaw and Gill have taken big steps, as they are a part of Deodar Trophy too.
Both the players played for India A, which has now been ruled out of the tournament.
Shaw is also a part of the Rest of India squad, which will take on Ranji Trophy champions, Vidarbha. It would not be wrong to say Shaw is in the scheme of things and a good show in coming fixtures can earn him a place in the national side too.
For many of the U-19 cricketers, the season is over, and they will start their journey in the 2018/19 season.
However, seven players namely, Shaw, Gill, Manjot, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Anukul Roy and Abhishek Sharma have one more assignment left. They all are part of various teams in IPL and have an opportunity to shine once again.
Likes of Nagarkoti, Mavi and Gill, shone in the IPL auction as well as Nagarkoti was sold for a sum of Rs 3.2 Crore while Mavi bagged a contract worth Rs 3 Crore. Gill also went for a huge price of Rs 1.80 Crore. All the three players were bought by KKR.
IPL is an opportunity for these youngsters to do well and take the giant step towards Indian team.
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