Uttarakhand to give Rs 11 lakh to Unmukt Chand

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012, 20:23 PM IST

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs.11 lakh for Unmukt Chand, who led India to lift the 2012 U-19 World Cup.

Sports Minister Dinesh Agarwal made the announcement here. Unmukt hit a match-winning unbeaten century in the final against Australia.

Although Unmukt plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, he hails from Khudku Bhalya village in Uttarakhand`s Pithoragarh district. Agarwal said he had done the hill state proud.

Officials said the state was also considering felicitating the entire U-19 cricket team.