BCCI declares ₹20 lakh bonus to selectors as team creates history in Australia

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Team India’s historic success in Australia has also earned lavish praise and cash awards for the five-member senior national selection committee.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced cash rewards for All-India Senior Selection Committee. Following the Indian Cricket Team’s historic Test series win in Australia – the first Test series win in 71 and the maiden triumph in a bilateral one-day international series – BCCI’s Committee of Administrators has decided that the selection committee comprising five members will get a bonus of ₹20 lakhs each, the BCCI has stated in a Press release.

BCCI took to the twitter to share its joy over the Virat Kohli clean sweep. The tweet also featured Virat Kohli analysing 2018 for himself and Indian Cricket.

Vinod Rai, Chairman, 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.”

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The other CoA member Diana Edulji 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.”

After the epochal success in Australia, India will start its New Zealand lag of the long Oceania tour with the first One-day International at Napier tomorrow (Wednesday). The match will start at 7.30 am India time.

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