Team India had a historic win in Australia, first in the test series and later in the ODIs. Of course, it was a proud moment for the country and BCCI decided to give a cash bonus of Rs 15 lakh to the playing eleven and Rs 7.5 lakh for the reserved players. The bonus of Rs 25 lakh was announced for the coaches and for the support staff on a pro-rata basis. Now according to a report in ANI, BCCI has announced Rs 20 lakh reward for selection committee comprising of five members.
Vinod Rai, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman, stated, “We are extremely proud of the way Team India have performed in Australia. We had announced cash rewards for cricketers and support staff earlier and are now rewarding selectors.”
“The five men have played a crucial role in picking a balanced Indian squad and offering the team management enough options to work around different combinations. The boys chosen to represent the Indian team went about their task in a fearless manner and stood up in challenging situations,” he added.
Diana Edulji, who is the fellow CoA member further stated, “Each member who has played a role in India’s recent triumphs in Australia needs to be appreciated. With the ICC Cricket World Cup just about four months away, the three-match ODI series in Australia provided excellent preparation for the Indian team.”
“The selectors have been focusing on a core group of cricketers that will make the cut at the showpiece event. I congratulate them for picking some fine young talents, who performed brilliantly on their maiden tour of Australia,” the former cricketer added.