Vidarbha Cricket Association announces Rs 3 crore prize for Ranji Trophy squad's successful title defence

The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore for its victorious Ranji Trophy squad, which defended the title by defeating Saurashtra in the final on Thursday.

Press Trust of India, Feb 07, 2019 18:51:29 IST

Mumbai: The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore for its victorious Ranji Trophy squad, which defended the title by defeating Saurashtra in the final on Thursday.

Nagpur: Vidarbha team members celebrate the dismissal of Saurashtra's Cheteshwar Pujara during the Vidarbha-Saurashtra Ranji Final cricket match, in Nagpur, Monday, Feb 4, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shirish Shete) (PTI2_4_2019_000192B)

Vidarbha successfully defended their title by beating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final. PTI

Vidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no "fluke".

"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives Rs 2 crore (as prize money) and we (VCA) will be giving Rs 3 crore additionally (to the team). So, the total purse will be Rs 5 crore," VCA President Anand Jaiswal told PTI over phone from Nagpur.

Jaiswal also said that the association has "postponed" the event to celebrate the Ranji Trophy success due to the Irani Trophy game, that will be played in the city from 12 February.

"We will fix a date for a felicitation ceremony and the prize money will be given to the players during the event," the VCA chief stated.

Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament's long history to have defended the title. Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Delhi are the other teams who have managed to win consecutive titles.

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2019 18:51:29 IST







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