New Delhi: The Indian cricket team is in for a windfall after their hard fought 2-1 win over Australia with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announcing a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh each for the team.
The Board also congratulated the team for retaining the No 1 position in the ICC Test rankings.
The award for the players will be on a pro-rata basis which means money to given to the cricketers would depend on the number of matches they have played in the series.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for retaining the No. 1 position in Test team rankings and registering unbeaten series wins in the home season 2016-17," the release stated.
"The cash rewards will be given on a pro rata basis," the release added.
The following cash awards were announced after the historic Test series win against Australia –
1) Team India Test team members – INR 50 Lakhs
2) Team India Head Coach – INR 25 Lakhs
3) Team India Support Staff – INR 15 Lakhs