BCCI announces monetary rewards for selectors

It has been decided that the selection committee comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakh each.

The five-member national selection committee is headed by M.S.K. Prasad.   -  PTI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced monetary rewards for the five-member national selection committee for Team India’s success in Australia, where it won its first Test series, followed by the victory in the ODI series. 

It has been decided that the selection committee comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakh each.

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Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), said: “ 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.”

Diana Edulji, member CoA, said, “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.”

Earlier, BCCI had announced cash awards of Rs 15 lakh per match for each member of the playing eleven that featured in India’s maiden Test series win on Australian soil.

The Indian board also announced cash awards for all the reserve players, as well as the members of the support staff.