The Bangladesh Cricket Board, on Monday (June 11), announced that they would distribute Taka 2 Crores as prize money to the triumphant national women’s team, who won the recently-concluded Asia Cup.
The announcement came in front of the victorious women cricketers who entered their name in the history books by winning the maiden trophy by beating six times champions India.
“I cannot describe, in words, the joy we had on seeing them perform in this manner,” BCB President Nazmul Hasan told reporters. “They had worked really hard and their effort needs to be recognized. So we have decided to distribute Taka 2 Crores as prize money for the team,” he said.
The prize is expected to be a huge financial boost for the women cricketers. “Naturally it is a big incentives,” Salma Khatun told Cricbuzz when her attention was drawn towards the prize money. “It will not only boost our image but this kind of recognition will help the development of women’s cricket in the country.”
Biren Sikder, minister for youth and sports, declared that they would create a dedicated academy for the women’s team. “We are proud with their performance,” said Biren. “We would create a dedicated academy for the women cricketers.”
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