Massive welcome awaits under-19 team

March 3rd, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin  


Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) The victorious Indian under-19 cricket team will soak the admiration of Indian fans in an open bus ride much like the Twenty20 champions got in Mumbai when they land here Tuesday. Each member of the team will also get Rs 1.5 million as prize money while the support staff will get Rs 1 million each. The junior team which won the World Cup beating South Africa by 12 runs in Kuala Lumpur Sunday, will arrive at 4.00 pm Tuesday and the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sharad Pawar, and other officials will be present at the airport to welcome them.

The team will then travel in an open bus to the Chinnaswamy Stadium where the BCCI president will felicitate them. The reception is being organised by the Karnataka State Cricket Association on behalf of the BCCI.

Pawar will also honour the team at a function at Chennai March 25 along with Anil Kumble.

The team led by Virat Kohli erased the memories of India losing the final against Pakistan in the last edition in Colombo.

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