Vastavam web: The BCCI on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for the U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid while the victorious 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.”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.BCCI acting president CK Khanna said:”The boys have shown tremendous maturity in the manner they dominated the proceedings from the first match. They always looked like champions. My heartiest congratulations to the boys and Rahul, who has been like a pillar for this team.” Khanna said he will recommend that the U-19 selection committee chaired by Venkatesh Prasad also gets financial reward just like the senior men’s and women’s panel that went home richer despite their respective teams losing World Cup finals.BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said: “Winning the World Cup without losing a solitary game is a fantastic achievement and I congratulate everyone for this dominant show.”