January 19, 2021


BCCI congratulates Team India, announces cash reward


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for registering a 2-1 Test series win in Australia. It was a series that showcased grit, determination and resilience of the highest quality.


To bounce back after a defeat in Adelaide, come back strong with a win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), grind it out for a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) & breach Fortress Gabba after 32 years shows the character of this team.


The Board applauds the efforts displayed by the team on and off the field & the way they have carried themselves through adversities on what has been a Test series of epic proportions.


The BCCI is proud of this magnificent feat and has announced a cash reward of 5 crore INR to the team.   


Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI: We are extremely proud of the series win. Beating Australia in Australia by a young team will remain etched in the history of Indian cricket forever. It cannot get better than this. I am so proud of everyone. Congratulations to Ajinkya Rahane and Ravi Shastri and the rest of the touring party for this remarkable feat.


Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: Heartiest congratulations to every member of the Indian cricket team. The team overcame the odds, injuries and a tough opposition and showed great character, resolve and courage to win the historic Test series in Australia for the second time in a row. This success on Australian soil will inspire the next generation of cricketers.


Mr Arun Singh Dhumal, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI: Proud of all the players and the support staff of this triumphant Indian side who have clinched a 2-1 Test series win to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. The toughness this team showed was simply remarkable. The young crop of players showed tremendous maturity. This win will augur well for Indian cricket.



Honorary Secretary