The title-winning team in the inaugural Hero Hockey India League (HIL) will bag a cash prize of Rs. 2.5 crore, according to a statement issued by Hockey India on Monday.

The runner-up will stand to get Rs. 1.25 crore, while the third-placed side will be richer by Rs. 75 lakh.

Among other cash awards, the Hero Player-of-the-Tournament will receive Rs. 25 lakh and the most promising player of the event will get Rs. 20 lakh.

The team scoring highest number of goals in the league stage will get Rs. 10 lakh, while the side earning least number of cards will get the Fair Play Trophy.

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