U-19 World Cup: 40L reward for players small token of appreciation says Sourav Ganguly
The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly congratulated the Yash Dhull-led side on winning the U-19 World Cup on Sunday.
India won the U-19 World Cup for the fifth time on Saturday after defeating England in the final at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.
“Congratulations to the under 19 team and the support staff and the selectors for winning the world cup in such a magnificent way. The cash prize announced by us of 40 lakhs is a small token of appreciation but their efforts are beyond value .. magnificent [email protected],” tweeted Ganguly.
Congratulations to the under 19 team and the support staff and the selectors for winning the world cup in such a magnificent way ..The cash prize announced by us of 40 lakhs is a small token of appreciation but their efforts are beyond value .. magnificent stuff..@bcci
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 5, 2022
In the summit clash, the Yash Dhull-led squad defeated the Three Lions by four wickets. India had won the U19 World Cup four times previously, in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018.
Earlier, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced a reward of INR 40 lakh for each player of the winning U19 World Cup winning team. He also said that every support staff member will receive INR 25 lakh.
India got off to the worst possible start in their chase for 190 runs as Joshua Boyden dismissed Angkrish Raghuvanshi (0) on the third ball of the innings. Harnoor Singh and Shaik Rasheed then joined together at the crease and put on a second-wicket stand of 49 runs. As soon as India appeared to be gaining the upper hand, England roared back into the game in the 18th over, dismissing Harnoor (21), reducing India to 49/2.
After that, Raj Bawa (35) and Nishant Sindhu (50*) ensured that India did not lose any more wickets in a row. In the end, India won the U19 World Cup for the fifth time with a four-wicket win.