Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced price money of Rs 10 million each for every player of the national cricket team, as a reward for winning their maiden Champions Trophy on Sunday, reports said.
According to Pakistan media reports, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed about the award and said that the Pakistan team made the nation proud by becoming the champions.
“The national cricket team showed excellent performance while batting, bowling and fielding in the tournament and it fully deserves the appreciation and patronage of the nation and the government,” she was quoted by The Tribune as saying.
Pakistan delivered an all-round performance against India, winning the finals by massive 180 runs at the Kennington Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.
Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India was bowled out for 158 runs in 33.3 overs.