The highly anticipated 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) commenced on Saturday evening with the blockbuster clash between last year’s Champions Chennai Super Kings and last year’s finalists Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium. Ahead of the season opener, Neeraj Chopra and other Olympic gold medalists were felicitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI)’s top officials, who made their presence felt at the venue.
Neeraj Chopra and other honored at the start of IPL 2022
Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in javelin throw, was presented with a cheque of Rs 1 crore. While, Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who won a bronze medal, was presented with a cheque of Rs 25 lakhs. Manpreet Singh, the captain of Indian men’s hockey team, was bestowed with a cheque of Rs 1.25 crore. It was historical campaign for the men’s hockey team as they had ended country’s 41-year wait to win a medal in the quadrennial event.
Champions Honoured! 👏 👏
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 26, 2022
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