The selection committee - headed by MSK Prasad - comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakhs each.
The selection committee – headed by MSK Prasad – comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakhs each.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced cash rewards for All-India Senior Selection Committee, following the India’s historic Test series win in Australia and 2-1 ODI triumph – their first bilateral ODI series win in Australia. (ALSO READ: BCCI announces Rs 15 Lakh per match bonus for each Indian player after historic series win in Australia)

The selection committee – headed by MSK Prasad – comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakhs each.

Prasad, a former India stumper, was appointed the chairman of the national selection committee in September 2016 with Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda as its members. 

However, Paranjpe and Khoda were dropped from the selection panel as per the previous Supreme Court order for not being Test cricketers, but were reinstated in consultation with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

“We are extremely proud of the way Team India have performed in Australia. We had announced cash rewards for cricketers and support staff earlier and are now rewarding selectors. The five men have played a crucial role in picking a balanced Indian squad and offering the team management enough options to work around different combinations. The boys chosen to represent the Indian team went about their task in a fearless manner and stood up in challenging situations,” CoA chairman Vinod Rai said of the announcement.

“Each member who has played a role in India’s recent triumphs in Australia needs to be appreciated. With the ICC Cricket World Cup just about four months away, the three-match ODI series in Australia provided excellent preparation for the Indian team. The selectors have been focusing on a core group of cricketers that will make the cut at the showpiece event. I congratulate them for picking some fine young talents, who performed brilliantly on their maiden tour of Australia,” CoA member Diana Edulji added.

The BCCI had earlier announced cash awards for Team India players including bonuses equivalent to the actual match-fee payable: which is INR 15 Lakhs per match for Playing XI and INR 7.5 Lakhs per match for the reserve players.