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Railway min Suresh Prabhu announces Rs 13 lakh award for Indian women cricketers employed with department

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 July 2017, 18:52 IST
Railway min Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today announced a cash award of Rs 13 lakh for each of the 10 women's cricketers employed with his department for their inspiring show at the World Cup.

Indian women's team ended runners-up at the ICC event, narrowly losing the title clash to hosts England.

Harmanpreet Kaur struck 20 fours and seven sixes in her unbeaten 171 against Australia. AP

The Minister made the announcement at a felicitation function for the cricketers.

"Ten women from the Indian cricket team were from the Railways. It was captained by Mithali Raj who is from Railways and was the highest run scorer. Harmanpreet Kaur is ours and so is the wicket keeper (Sushma Verma)," Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu said.

At present, Indian Railways has 20 Padma Shris, 4 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees, 158 Arjuna awardees, 9 Dhyanchand awardees, 7 Dronacharya awardees and 2 Rashtriya Khel Protsahan puraskar in its kitty.

-PTI

First published: 27 July 2017, 18:52 IST
 
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