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BCCI announces reward for ‘unsung heroes’ of IPL 15 season

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (May 30) announced prize money of INR 1.25 crore for curators and groundsmen, who worked during the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 while referring to them as “unsung heroes.”

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On Sunday (May 29), Gujarat Titans (GT) handed a 7-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the finals to lift the IPL trophy in their debut season at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahemdabad. 

“I’m pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. The unsung heroes – our curators and groundsmen across 6 IPL venues this season,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a tweet.

“We’ve witnessed some high octane games and I would like (to) thank each one of them for their hardwork. 25 lacs each for CCI, Wankhede, DY Patil and MCA, Pune. 12.5 lacs each for Eden and Narendra Modi stadium.”

Here’s the tweet:

For the first time, the Indian board is rewarding the groundsmen handsomely.

The 70 league matches of the tournament were played at four Maharashtra venues: Wankhede and Brabourne stadiums in Mumbai, the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai, and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA) in Pune.

The play-offs were hosted at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens and Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.



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