T20 World Cup Win: Breakdown of BCCI’s Rs 125 crore bonus for players and staff

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has showered the triumphant T20 World Cup squad with a massive cash reward. A whopping Rs 125 crore will be distributed amongst players, coaching staff, selectors, and other members who contributed to India’s historic win. Do you know how much players, support staff, and coaches get out of 125 Crore? Let’s check out.

The biggest chunk of the prize money, Rs 5 crore each, will be awarded to the 15 players in the squad. This includes players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Sanju Samson, who didn’t get a chance to play a single match during the tournament.

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Head coach Rahul Dravid, whose tenure ended after the T20 World Cup, will receive Rs 5 crore. His coaching staff, comprising batting coach Vikram Rathour, fielding coach T Dilip, and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, will each be rewarded with Rs 2.5 crore.

The BCCI hasn’t forgotten the vital role played by the team’s behind-the-scenes heroes – the backroom staff. Physiotherapists, throwdown specialists, masseurs, and the strength and conditioning coach will each receive Rs 2 crore. Their dedication to keeping the players fit and motivated throughout the tournament deserves recognition.

The four reserve players – Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan, and Khaleel Ahmed – who provided valuable support to the main squad will each get Rs 1 crore. Similarly, the five members of the BCCI’s Senior Selection Committee, headed by chairman Ajit Agarkar, will also receive Rs 1 crore each. Their role in selecting a balanced and successful team is acknowledged.

India’s T20 World Cup victory was truly remarkable. The team remained unbeaten throughout the tournament, winning the title after a thrilling 7-run victory against South Africa in the final. This kind of dominance deserves a significant reward, and the BCCI has delivered a massive cash prize.

Breakdown of the prize money distribution

  • Rs 80 crore ( 5 crores to 15 players each + 5 crores to Head Coach)
  • Rs 7.5 crore ( 2.5 crores for each coaching staff- batting, bowling and fielding)
  • Rs 18 crore ( 2 crores for each backroom staff- physiotherapists, throwdown specialists, masseurs, strength and conditioning coach)
  • Rs 9 crore (1 crore to each reserve players & selectors)
  • A share of the prize money will also be awarded to the video analyst and BCCI staff members at the World Cup.

The BCCI’s generous prize money distribution focuses on teamwork. It also acknowledges the contributions of everyone involved in the team’s success, from the players on the field to the support staff working tirelessly behind the scenes. This gesture will undoubtedly boost the morale of the entire Indian cricket team as they look forward to future challenges.