BCCI announces cash rewards for the selectors after Team India’s successful Australia tour
The selectors did a great job according to the CoA chairman Vinod Rai.
Updated - Jan 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Team India left Australia by not losing any series probably for the first time in history. While the T20I series ended in a tie, the visitors sealed the Test and ODI series by 2-1 to cap off a successful tour. Some exceptional performances from the format specialists during the tour always kept India ahead and the team created history. After rewarding the players for their brilliant show on the tour, the BCCI has announced huge cash rewards for the five-man selection committee.
The BCCI has decided to award a cash bonus of Rs 20 lakh each to all the five selectors of the panel for picking good teams on the tour. The CoA chairman Vinod Rai was effusive in their praise as the MSK Prasad-led selection committee faced a lot of challenges with injuries to key players. But they always came out on top with a proper replacement which reflects that they were ready for any last minute changes.
We are extremely proud
“We are extremely proud of the way Team India have performed in Australia. We had announced cash rewards for cricketers and support staff earlier and are now rewarding selectors. The five men have played a crucial role in picking a balanced Indian squad and offering the team management enough options to work around different combinations.
“The boys chosen to represent the Indian team went about their task in a fearless manner and stood up in challenging situations,” Rai was quoted as saying by Times Now.
The challenges faced by the selectors were the indifferent form of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay in Tests and the problems doubled with Prithvi Shaw getting injured. Moreover, handing a debut to Mayank Agarwal in the all-important Boxing Day Test was a brave call as well while they kept on backing the veteran MS Dhoni despite consistent failures and he delivered Man of the Series performances in the ODIs against Australia.