Indian beat Australia by 8 wickets in the fourth and last Test match, winning the Test series by a margin of 2-1. It was a long cricketing season for the Indians who played 13 Tests in total at home, winning 10 Tests, drawing 2 and losing just one.
BCCI has responded well to the great success of the team. The Indian cricket board has announced cash prizes of Rs. 50 lakh to the players, Rs 25 lakh to the coach and Rs 15 lakh to the support staff of the team.
A BCCI statement said, “Congratulations to the Indian cricket team for becoming the number 1 Test nation and being unbeaten in the 2016-17 in Tests. BCCI has decided to give a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the players, Rs 25 lakh to the coach and Rs 15 lakh to the support staff.”
Indian team has been in one hell of a form in the last one and half years. Starting from the series win in Sri Lanka, India have been on a rampage, beating South Africa, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia at home.
This is a great gesture by the Indian cricket board as it will give a great boost to not only the players but also the support staff.
The next target for the Indian cricket team is the ICC Champions Trophy in England.