On Sunday, the India women’s U-19 team lifted the inaugural women’s cup, and BCCI announced a Rs 5 crore reward prize for the entire team and support staff.
On Sunday, the Shefali Verma led women’s team registered a thumping victory against the mighty England, defeating them by a hefty margin of 3 wickets with as many as 36 balls to spare. The incident is surely going to pave new path for women cricketing fraternity in India, as it comes after the announcements regarding the Women’s Premiere League.
Jay Shah, BCCI secretary took to Twitter in congratulating the team and announced a prize money of Rs 5 crores. “Women’s Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women’s cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year,” Shah tweeted.
After restricting England at a modest total of 68, Indian U-19 young guns came out all bats swinging, and skipper Shafali Verma played a blitz 15 of 11. While the Indian U-19 team lost a couple of wickets in the beginning, they chased down the total in 14 overs.
The Facts of the Matter
With football legend Messi winning, Indian batter Kohli registering a 100, and now the U-19 women’s world cup victory, Indian sports fans have got plenty to rejoice to in the new year. On Sunday, it was the women’s U-19 team that made the country proud, by defeating England comfortably and lifting the first ever women’s U-19 T20 world cup.
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BCCI Congratulates U19 Team, Announces Rs 5 Crore Prize
For their thumping victory, and consistent performance throughout the season, BCCI announced a prize money of Rs 5 crores to the entire team and support staff. Jay Shah, BCCI secretary recently took to Twitter, and congratulated the entire team for its performance on the field, assuring that their victory would usher in a new brighter, and more shining era of women’s cricket in the nation.
“Kudos to the India U19 team for winning the #U19T20WorldCup.This is a phenomenal achievement as our young cricketers have made the country proud. That the young players weren’t overawed by the big occasion speaks volume about their steely characters and temperament,” Shah tweeted.
“Women’s Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women’s cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year,” the BCCI secretary further tweeted.
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Victory Akin to Virat Kohli’s 2008 U-19 World Cup Victory
The victory is being likened to the Virat Kohli’s led U-19 team winning the 2008 world cup, and the era of cricket it triggered. After the Kohli led U-19 team won the 2008 U-19 world cup, an IPL auction soon followed, thanks to which many young players became sensations overnight, and continued to have a triumphant career in the years to come. This included Kohli, who went on to lead the Indian men’s squad for several years, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, and more.
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President Murmu, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar Wish Young Guns
Meanwhile, celebrities, Indian sporting giants, and political leaders, broke ranks and congratulated the U-19 T20 team for their thumping victory against England.
Indian women’s cricket is on the up! First the announcement of the #WPL & now the #U19T20WorldCup win.
Congratulations to the entire women’s team on winning the inaugural U19 World Cup. 🇮🇳🏆🏏
This win will inspire a whole generation to take up sports. pic.twitter.com/TB3gtd3eoC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 29, 2023
India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup…That rings a bell!
Congratulations 🇮🇳🥳#U19T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Csl4tRXo07
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 29, 2023
Congratulations 🇮🇳 for winning #u19WomensT20WorldCup start of something special women cricket 😇😇👏👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to the Women’s under 19 team for winning the World Cup .. it’s a great stepping stone for the girls to take their game to the higher level .@BCCIWomen ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to Team India for winning the inaugural Under 19 Women’s T20 World Cup for Cricket! These talented young girls put up outstanding performance. These champions are an inspiration for our youth, especially the girls. The historic win has made India proud.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 29, 2023
Indian men's team congratulated women's U19 World Cup winning team.#Cricket #Cricketnews #WorldCup #under19worldcuppic.twitter.com/KAQU32QnW2
— CricInformer (@CricInformer) January 30, 2023
U-19 World Cup Champions! What a special moment! Congratulations girls on your triumph 🏆🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 29, 2023
Congratulations to our Indian Women’s team on winning the U-19 World Cup! Super proud of each and every one of you. 🇮🇳 https://t.co/BOZgVNgGjr
— Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@juniorbachchan) January 29, 2023
Congrats .. The best team but England have been fantastic throughout .. 🙌🙌 https://t.co/hjGhhGQDCE
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 29, 2023
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