India will now face Australia in the summit clash © Getty Images
India remain unbeaten in the marquee event © Getty Images

BCCI will announce cash award for the Indian players for reaching the final of the U-19 World Cup and also felicitate them, acting president C K Khanna said today. Congratulating the team for beating Pakistan in the semifinals in Christchurch in New Zealand today, Khanna said, “I would like to congratulate the entire team and coach Rahul Dravid  for this performance. Rahul’s contribution in guiding the Gen Next cricketers has been immense. Because of him we now have a talented pool of U-19 cricketers.”

“The BCCI will announce cash awards and also felicitate the team,” Khanna added. The Indian team today thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 203 runs in the semifinals to enter the final for the sixth time. They will take on Australia in the summit clash on February 3.