Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Rs 3 crore prize money for victorious Vidarbha

first_imgRanji Trophy 2018-19: Rs 3 crore prize money for victorious VidarbhaVidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no “fluke”.advertisement Press Trust of India NagpurFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 19:19 IST Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament’s long history to have defended the Ranji Trophy title (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha clinched a 78-run win over Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final on ThursdayVidarbha is only the sixth team in Ranji Trophy history to have defended the titleThe Vidarbha Cricket Association said it will arrange a felicitation ceremony for the Faiz Fazal-led victorious teamThe Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore for its victorious Ranji Trophy squad, which defended the title by defeating Saurashtra in the final on Thursday.Vidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no “fluke”.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives Rs 2 crore (as prize money) and we (VCA) will be giving Rs 3 crore additionally (to the team). So, the total purse will be Rs 5 crore,” VCA President Anand Jaiswal told PTI over phone from Nagpur.Congratulations to Vidarbha for winning the #RanjiTrophy 2nd year in a row and going undefeated in the past 2 seasons. A special performance by Aditya Sarwate. #VIDvSAU pic.twitter.com/jMlqgdyguoSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2019Jaiswal also said that the association has “postponed” the event to celebrate the Ranji Trophy success, due to the Irani Trophy game, that will be played in the city from February 12.”We will fix a date for a felicitation ceremony and the prize money will be given to the players during the event,” the VCA chief stated.Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament’s long history to have defended the title. Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Delhi are the other teams who have managed to win consecutive titles.Also Read | Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifelineAlso Read | Aditya Sarwate catches Sachin Tendulkar’s eye as Vidarbha retain Ranji Trophy titleAlso Read | People did not know where Vidarbha was but it won’t be so after Ranji triumph: Umesh YadavAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow VidarbhaFollow Ranji trophy 2018-19Follow Ranji Trophy prize moneyFollow Faiz Fazallast_img

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