Cricket board announces Rs.2.5 mn cash award for shooter Bindra

August 11th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Abhinav Bindra

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Monday announced a cash award of Rs. 2.5 million to the Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra. Bindra became the first Indian ever to win an individual Olympic gold medal by claiming top honours Monday in the men’s 10-metre air rifle.

“Hearty congratulations to Abhinav Bindra for winning India’s first-ever individual gold medal at the Olympics. He has done the country proud. His achievement heralds a new era for Indian sport,” BCCI President Sharad Pawar said in a statement.

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