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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: BCCI Announce Cash Reward For Team India

Rewarding the women cricketers for their stupendous performance in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) has announced a prize money of INR 50 lakhs for all the players.

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Team India has exceeded all the expectations and defied all the odds to make it to the final where they will take on hosts England at the iconic Lord’s on Sunday (July 23). The Women in Blue proved their title credentials in the very first game of the tournament by beating hosts and one of the favourites England. In the following three games they defeated reigning World T20 champions West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to send out a statement of intent. However, defeats against South Africa and Australia threatened to derail the promising campaign but the Women in Blue bounced back in style by thrashing New Zealand in the do-or-die game to qualify for the semifinal.

They did even better in the semifinal as they rode on Harmanpreet Kaur’s majestic 115-ball 171 runs knock to stun defending champions Australia by 36 runs and set up a date with England.

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And Mithali Raj and her World Cup squad is now all set to reap the rewards for their outstanding performance. According to ANI, the BCCI will hand out a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh to each player.

The BCCI will also reward the support staff for its contribution and will give each member Rs 25 lakh.

India has already defeated England once in this tournament and will be hoping to replicate that performance against the widely touted favourites again. The performance in the last two games against New Zealand and Australia will also give the Indian team a big boost. Moreover, the way England nearly made a mess of a relatively easy target in the semifinal against South Africa, India will have its confidence sky high.

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