CoA sanctions cash reward for Physical Disability World Cricket Series winners

In a meeting in New Delhi, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators sanctioned Rs 3 lakh for each player and Rs 2 lakh each for support staff.

Indian players celebrates after they beat England during the Physical Disability World Series 2019 Final match Worcester, England.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will honour the physically challenged cricketers with cash awards for their victory in the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series.

In a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) sanctioned Rs 3 lakh for each player and Rs 2 lakh each for support staff. "It is our responsibility to look after the cricketers and this will encourage the cricketers to do better in the future,"one of the CoA members told Sportstar after the meeting.

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A few weeks back, former India women’s team captain and a member of CoA, Diana Edulji, had hinted at such a possibility. Speaking at an event in Mumbai, she had said that the CoA is looking more at the 'angle of player benefits'.

"The players have to only concentrate on performing on the ground and everything else is being looked after and we are seeing to it that these policy matters are framed in our constitution so that they cannot be changed after we hand over the reigns (on October 23)," Edulji had said.

India defeated England by 36 runs in Worcester in August to win the inaugural World Cricket Series title.