U-19 World Cup: Ganguly, Jay shah hail Team India

Reward of Rs 40 lakh per player announced

New Delhi: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly congratulated Team India for winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in Antigua on Saturday.

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“Congratulations to the under 19 team and the support staff and the selectors for winning the world cup in such a magnificent way…The cash prize announced by us of 40 lakhs is a small token of appreciation but their efforts are beyond value .. magnificent stuff..@bcci,” Ganguly wrote on Twitter.

India produced a clinical all-round performance to beat England by four wickets in the final. This is India’s record fifth Under-19 World Cup title in tournament’s history after previously winning it in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018.

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“I’m pleased to announce the reward of 40 lacs per player and 25 lacs per support staff for the U19 #TeamIndia contingent for their exemplary performance in #U19CWCFinal. You have made the Flag of India proud. @SGanguly99 @ThakurArunS @ShuklaRajiv,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted.

Earlier, a superb bowling performance by Raj Bawa (5/31) and Ravi Kumar (4/34) helped India bowl out England for 189 despite a fighting fifty by James Rew (95).

At 91-7, England were in deep trouble but Rew and James Sales’ vital partnership for the eighth wicket took England to a competitive total in the summit clash.

In reply, Shaik Rasheed (50 off 84) and Nishant Sindhu smashed half-centuries while Raj Bawa (35 off 54) also played a vital knock and helped India chase the target in 47.4 overs.

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