BCCI plans a grand felicitation for Indian women’s team

The date and venue for the felicitation will be finalised after checking the availability of the players.

The Indian women were runners-up in the Women's World Cup.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning a grand felicitation for the Indian women’s cricket team, which finished as the runner-up in the Women's World Cup final.

The team is scheduled to return home in batches from Wednesday onwards.

The date and venue for the felicitation will be finalised after checking the availability of the players.

At the ceremony, the players will be presented with cheques of Rs 50 lakh each, while the support staff will receive Rs 25 lakh each, as announced by the BCCI before the final.

Efforts are also on for a players’ interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who praised the women for their good show.

“They lost the final but made the nation proud with their performance. The BCCI will organise a felicitation for the team and we are also trying to fix up a meeting with Prime Minister Modi,” a BCCI official close to the development, told PTI.

“There is a feeling (among the BCCI and CoA) that the surge in popularity of the women’s game should be cashed in. One way to build on the World Cup gains is by having a women’s IPL."

“The focus now should immediately turn to the World T20 next year,” the official added.

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