The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has announced crash reward of nearly one and a half crore for the medal recipient shuttles of the country at the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games as well as the 2021 and 2022 BWF World Championships.
The Birmingham Games last month saw the Indian contingent marking their best performance, clinching three gold, one silver and two bronze medals while the men’s team picked up three medals at both Worlds.
AL 10 members of the mixed team tho bagged silver at the CWG 2022 will be awarded Rs 3 lakh per head i.e. Rs 30 lakh in total, while Rs 1.5 lakh will be awarded to each of the support staff.
Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu, the CWG men’s and women’s singles champions respectively, will be rewarded with Rs 20 lakh each, while the duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who clinched India’s first men’s doubles gold at the CWG, will receive Rs 25 lakh. The women’s doubles pair of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly, who earned bronze in Birmingham, will take home Rs 7.5 lakh each.
Another Rs 5 lakh will also go to Sen’s name for his men’s singles bronze at the 2021 World Championships in Huelva, Spain. The Shetty-Rankireddy pair will pocket another Rs 7.5 lakh for winning the country’s first men’s doubles bronze at the 2022 Worlds last month in Tokyo.
Kidambi Srikanth will earn a total of 15 lakh. For his men’s singles bronze at the CWG, the former World No. 1 will earn Rs 5 lakh and the silver at the Worlds last year will bring Srikanth Rs 10 lakh.
“Our Badminton players have been consistently winning laurels for the country and this cash award is a small effort to acknowledge their amazing achievements over the last two years,” BAI president Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
“The way the Indian players have been performing at the world stage has meant that the prize purse has been increasing consistently and we are confident that the reward money would motivate everyone to continue the good work,” BAI Secretary Sanjay Mishra added.
🇮🇳 shuttlers have continuously made us proud on the highest level and this is a small effort from #BAI to acknowledge their dedication towards the sport. 🙌
Congratulations champs, keep it up! 🥳👏@himantabiswa | @sanjay091968#IndiaontheRise#Badminton pic.twitter.com/McCwGH24dk
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) September 6, 2022
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