POTCHEFSTROOM: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has announced a cash prize of INR 5 crore for the India Women's U19 cricket team.
"Kudos to the India U19 team for winning the #U19T20WorldCup. This is a phenomenal achievement as our young cricketers have made the country proud. That the young players weren't overawed by the big occasion speaks volumes about their steely characters and temperament."
"Women's Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women's cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year," wrote Shah in a series of tweets just after India got their first global title in women's cricket.
Shah also invited the India U19 women's team to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to be a part of the celebrations when the third T20I between India and New Zealand is played on Wednesday.
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