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Hockey India rewards team for claiming silver medal

June 18, 2016 10:13 IST

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IMAGE: Indian hockey players celebrate. Photograph: Twitter.

India's silver medal winning performance in the 36th Hero Champions Trophy has earned the players and team officials a reward from Hockey India.

Immediately after the medal presentation, Narender Batra, president of Hockey India, went to the dressing room and announced the rewards.

"Australia did well to win the title, but for me you too are winners," said Batra soon after the Champions Trophy jury had rejected India's appeal against a shoot-out infringement.

India lost 1-3 in the shoot-out to world champions Australia after the title encounter remained goalless in regulation period.

Hockey India's chief announced that each player and the chief coach would receive a reward of Rs 2 lakh, while the remaining support staff shall be rewarded by Rs 1 lakh.

Young defender Harmanpreet Singh, who was adjudged the Youth Player of the Tournament, will get an additional Rs 1 lakh as reward.

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