The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced a whopping cash reward of Rs 5 crore for India’s women's Under-19 T20 World Cup-winning squad, which defeated England by seven wickets in the final at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa, on Sunday.
The Shafali Verma-led squad achieved what their seniors could not by clearing the final hurdle in a global event.
"Women's Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women's cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year," BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted after India's triumph.
He also invited the entire unit to Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
"I invite @TheShafaliVerma and her victorious team to join us at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, and witness the third T20I on 1st February. This humongous achievement surely calls for a celebration," he added.