The Indian Women’s Cricket Team could not be successful to win their maiden ICC Women’s World Cup crown despite being one step away from the Trophy after losing the final clash by just 9-runs at the hands of the hosts England at Lord’s on Sunday.
However, Indian Team failed to bring the World Cup to the country, but they won a billion hearts with their stellar performance in the prestigious multi-nation ODI tournament in England.
Impressing with Women’s Team’s stunning performance in the tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to facilitate the girls, so they are planning a grand felicitation for them.
Mithali Raj-led Team India is scheduled to return home on Wednesday onwards, so the Indian Cricket Board has not been finalised the date and venue for the felicitation yet. The BCCI will announce the date and venue after checking the availability of the players.
As BCCI announced earlier that the each player will receive Rs 50 lakh, while the support staff will receive will Rs 25 lakh each, that will be presented at the ceremony.
As per the reports of PTI, a BCCI official close to the development said, “They lost the final but made the nation proud with their performance. The BCCI will organise a felicitation for the team and we are also trying to fix up a meeting with Prime Minister Modi.”
The BCCI official concluded, “There is a feeling (among the BCCI and COA) that the surge in popularity of the women’s game should be cashed in on. One way to build on the World Cup gains is by having a women’s IPL. The focus now should immediately turn to the World T20 next year.”