Windfall for victorious Indian team

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2011, 16:45 PM IST

New Delhi/Mumbai: It is raining money for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team with the BCCI and the Delhi government announcing massive cash rewards for the victorious players.

Each member of the Indian cricket team would be given Rs one crore by the BCCI.

Coach Gary Kirsten and other support staff will get Rs 50 lakh each as reward for their contribution, while the selectors will be given Rs 25 lakh each, Shashank Manohar, President of BCCI, said.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also announced an award of Rs two crore for Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni and Rs one crore each for four Delhi players after their historic victory in the World Cup.

"The Chief Minister has decided to honour the Indian captain M S Dhoni by awarding him Rs 2 crore and also decided to give one crore each to Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra for winning the coveted World Cup after 28 years," a Delhi government official said.

Dikshit congratulated the team for its spectacular performance.

India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the World Cup final in Mumbai last night to lift the coveted trophy which they last won in 1983 under Kapil Dev.

PTI