Maharashtra announces Rs 1 crore cash prize for Sachin, Zaheer

The Maharashtra government announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore each for Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan after the Indian cricket team`s historic victory in the World Cup.

Updated: Apr 03, 2011, 21:23 PM IST

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore each for Sachin Tendulkar
and Zaheer Khan after the Indian cricket team`s historic
victory in the World Cup.
After BCCI announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore each for
the members of the team, and the Delhi government declared a
similar amount prize for the players hailing from the capital,
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan made the announcement at the
`high tea` organised by President Pratibha Patil here.
Besides, Chavan also announced a cash prize to the
support staff hailing from the state saying that the prize
amount for them would be equivalent to what the BCCI has given
to them.

PTI