BCCI congratulates India Women’s Under-19 team for T20 World Cup triumph, announces cash reward of five crore
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulates the India Women’s Under-19 team for their historic title triumph in the inaugural edition of the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
The BCCI has announced a cash reward of INR 5 Crore for the victorious India U-19 team and members of the support staff.
The Indian team, led by Shafali Verma, played a brilliant brand of cricket and etched their name in the record books, clinching the title beating England in the summit clash.
Shweta Sehrawat topped the run-scoring charts, hammering 297 runs with the help of three half-centuries. Meanwhile, Parshavi Chopra was India’s leading wicket-taker, scalping 11 wickets from 6 matches.
Mr Roger Binny, President, BCCI: I take this opportunity to congratulate the India U-19 Women’s team for their title glory at the ICC Under-19 Women’s World Cup. The team played with a fearless approach and created history by winning the coveted trophy. This was the inaugural edition of the tournament and our team’s achievement has set a benchmark to inspire the upcoming cricketers in the country.
Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: The India U-19 Women’s team has done the entire country proud by their stupendous success at the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. The Shafali Verma-led unit showed tremendous skill and grit to overcome the challenges and blazed their way to glory. The BCCI has always valued age-group cricket and the title triumph is another sign that women’s cricket in India is thriving. This success also highlights the depth of cricketing talent in the country and augurs well as we inch closer to the inaugural edition of the much-awaited Women’s Premier League (WPL) which will further fuel interest in women’s cricket.
Mr Rajeev Shukla, Vice-President, BCCI: The entire nation is proud of this remarkable feat by our young team. My best wishes to the India Under-19 team for their resounding title winning performance in the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup 2023 in South Africa. They have been clinical in their performances throughout the tournament and it is a result of their hard work and perseverance that has helped us get that coveted silverware. We wish them all the best for their bright future.
Mr. Ashish Shelar, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI: I extend my best wishes to the entire India Under-19 Women’s team on their title triumph at the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. The team and the members of the support staff strived for excellence and this special win is the result of those efforts. The team was relentless and always put up a solid effort with the bat, ball and in the field. The top honors is an outcome of being excellent in all three facets of the game.
Mr Devajit Saikia, Joint Secretary, BCCI: I would like to congratulate all the members and support staff of the India Under-19 squad on India’s trophy-winning display at the marquee ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup event. To show such maturity at such a young age and bring home the cup is applause worthy. The BCCI is proud of this young team who have brought laurels to our country. Well done girls.