Team India U-19 Photograph:( WION Web Team )
The Indian under-19 cricket team won the World Cup, defeating Australia by 8 wickets in the final clash. Skipper Prithvi Shaw led the team to a historic fourth-time victory in the World Cup. After the spectacular performance, BCCI had announced prize money for victorious India U19 team.
Mr Rahul Dravid, Head Coach India U19 – INR 50 lakhs.
Members of India U19 team – INR 30 lakhs each.
Members of the Support Staff, India U19 – INR 20 lakhs each.
Rahul Dravid was not happy over the disparity and discrimination in the cash rewards awarded to him and the members of the support staff. He also mentioned that the team should get the media attention not me. There were reports that he asked the board to look into the issue.
According to recent media reports, it is believed that BCCI has revised the amounts after a discussion with Dravid. Now all the support staff such as bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist and trainer including coach Dravid will be paid 25 lakh each.