Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra on Sunday announced that each member of India’s junior women hockey team which won the country’s first ever bronze medal at the World Cup today will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs one lakh.

India today won its first ever bronze medal in junior women hockey World Cup after defeating England 3-2 on penalties in Monchengladbach, Germany.

“Each player of the Indian junior women’s team will receive a cah reward of Rs one lakh, while the support staffs will be rewarded with Rs 50,000 each,” Batra said.

India’s chief coach Neil Hawgood, who also attributed the women’s team’s success in the ongoing Junior Hockey World Cup, will also receive a cash reward of Rs one lakh, Batra said.

Earlier, India had lost 0-3 to defending champions Netherlands in the second semifinal.

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