Unhappy With Disparity, Rahul Dravid Wants Equal Reward For The Team And Support Staff

| February 7 , 2018 , 18:14 IST

India Under 19 Coach Rahul Dravid on Monday questioned the odds in cash prizes announced for him, the support staff and members of the team after returning home from New Zealand where the Indian cricket team defeated Australia to win the ICC Under 19 World Cup on Saturday.

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The BCCI had announced awards of Rs 50 lakh for Dravid, Rs 20 lakh each for the support staff and Rs 30 lakh each for the players.

Dravid’s coaching staff for the tournament included Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, Fielding coach Abhay Sharma, Physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar, Trainer Anand Date, Masseur Mangesh Gaikwad and Video analyst Devraj Raut who would get Rs 20 lakh each.

As per an Indian Express report, Dravid wasn't happy with the disparity in rewards and expressed his reservations requesting that all support staff members be rewarded evenly.

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Praising his team, Dravid stated in a press conference that the team deserved to win the medal as they made a lot of sacrifices leading up to the tournament. After India’s win on Saturday, Dravid credited the success of the team to the entire support staff which had worked hard behind the scenes.

“It’s a bit embarrassing at times because I tend to get a lot of attention and focus, but it is really about the support staff and the quality of people that we’ve had. I don’t want to mention names but everyone in the support staff has put in a great effort. We do the best for the kids.” Dravid said.

Earlier, BCCI doubled the Dravid's salary from Rs 2.5 crores per annum to Rs 5 crores per annum to continue as the coach of Indian Under-19 team when Dravid had to choose between IPL and the under-19 cricket team.

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