January 22: Following Team India’s stellar wins in recent Test series and ODIs in Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced rewards of 20 lakhs each for the All-India Senior National Selection Committee.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India led to a historic 2-1 win in the four-Test series before capping the Australian tour with a maiden 2-1 triumph in the ODI series.
“It has been decided that the selection committee comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakhs each," BCCI announced in a release on Tuesday.
The selection committee comprises of five members namely MSK Prasad, Sarandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe, Gagan Khoda and Devang Gandhi who will be rewarded for their good work.
The Virat Kohli led Indian team showed dominance throughout the tour Down Under as they clinched the ODI and the Test series 2-1 respectively. The T20I series ended in a tie after rain played spoilsport. Some brave decisions taken by the selectors during the tour paid off well for the team.
In the ODI series, veteran MS Dhoni was backed by the selectors and he delivered match-winning performances with his bat in last two ODIs to finish as highest run-getter for India in the series and help them clinch ODI series 2-1. Kohli and Co became the first ever team from India to win a bilateral ODI series in Australia.
The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai stated, "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”, he further added.