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Thomas Cup win: Centre announces Rs 1 crore cash prize for Indian team

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday announced the Indian team that won its maiden Thomas Cup title beating Indonesia 3-0 in the final, will receive a cash reward of ₹1 crore.

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced a a reward of Rs 1 crore for the winning squad. Sarma also announced an award of Rs 20 lakh for the support staff.

Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and Lakshya Sen led India to victory over 14-time champions Indonesia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian team on its historic achievement.

‘The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons,’ the PM wrote on Twitter.

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