Guru Rahul Dravid gets bigger cash prize than U-19 players

Updated: Feb 04, 2018, 12:16 IST | PTI

The BCCI on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs.50 lakh for the U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid while the World Cup-winning squad members will receive Rs 30 lakh each

U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid
U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid

The BCCI on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs.50 lakh for the U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid while the World Cup-winning squad members will receive Rs 30 lakh each. The other members of the support staff including fielding coach Abhya Sharma and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey will be richer by Rs.20 lakh. In a marked departure from the usual norm where the players, who have done it on the field get greater share of the prize money, the COA-led BCCI has decided that the chief coach should get the biggest share.

"India is known for its guru shishya parampara and the Guru always gets more. Obviously, the stature of the coach matters a lot," a senior office-bearer, who was a part of the policy decision told PTI on Saturday. However, it must be noted that neither Dav Whatmore (2008 India coach) nor Bharath Arun (2012 coach) got more than the Virat Kohli or Unmukt Chand-led team. Meanwhile, Mumbai Cricket Association have announced a prize of R25 lakh to India U-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw.

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