Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for Rani Rampal, who has been adjudged ‘Player of the Tournament’ in the recent junior women hockey World Cup in Germany.

Rani Rampal (18) hails from Shahbad, near Kurukshetra and represented the Indian team which won bronze medal in the tournament.

Mr Hooda also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for Baldev Singh, the coach of women hockey players of Haryana who represented India in the tournament.

On August 5, Mr Hooda had announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each to six hockey players from Haryana, who represented India team in the tournament in Germany.

Five of these players hail from Shahabad and another is from Hisar. They are Navjot, Manjeet Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rani Rampal, Monika and Poonam Rani.

An official spokesman said that Rani Rampal would get a total of Rs 10 lakh that includes the previously announced Rs 5 lakh to her and other players.

The spokesman said that the sports policy of the state government provides for a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh but keeping in view the exceptional performance of the Haryana players at the international level, the state government has announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh each by relaxing the policy.

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