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Updated: December 6, 2009 21:19 IST

BCCI announces cash awards for Team India

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Team India pose for the photographers after beating Sri Lanka in Mumbai. The victory also enabled them to become the best ranked Test team.
PTI Team India pose for the photographers after beating Sri Lanka in Mumbai. The victory also enabled them to become the best ranked Test team.

The players of the victorious Team India will be awarded Rs 25 lakh each for 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka and becoming the No.1 Test team in the world, cricket board said on Sunday.

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) also said that the support staff, including coach Gary Kirsten, will get Rs10 lakh each.

India won the three-match series 2-0 against Sri Lanka here at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.

India won the match by an innings and 24 runs. It was India’s second consecutive innings win, having won the second Test in Kanpur by an innings and 144 runs after the first Test in Ahmedabad ended in a draw.

The series win fetched India five points and they will end 2009 as the No.1 Test side in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings.

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