Jay Shah Announces Rs 5 Crore Prize Money For India Women’s U-19 Team After Historic WC Triumph

Shafali Verma-led India U-19 Women’s cricket team defeated England women’s cricket team by seven wickets to win the first-ever Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final, Sunday, at South Africa’s Potchefstroom. India not only scripted history with a stylish win but also reaffirmed their dominance in the U-19 level. Few minutes after India’s title win, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced Rs 5 crore for the players and support staff.

“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,” Jay Shah wrote on Twitter.

“I invite @TheShafaliVerma and her victorious team to join us at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and witness the third T20I on 1st February. This humongous achievement surely calls for a celebration.

England gave India a target of just 69 runs to win the World Cup, which the Shafali-led team chased down in just 14 overs after losing three wickets. This is the first time India won a World Cup in women’s cricket. Later in 2023, India will have two more oppurtnities to win the World Cup which includes T20 Women’s World Cup and Men’s ODI World Cup.