• Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

BCCI announces prize money for groundsmen and curators

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced it will dish out lucrative prize money to the groundsmen and curators of the 10 venues and 3 reserve venues used for the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a thank you for putting in the hard yards during the recently-concluded tournament.

Shah, in a statement, said that the groundsmen at the 10 regular venues will get Rs 25 lakhs (USD 30,000) each as a “token of appreciation”. He also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakhs each for the groundstaff at the other 3 venues in Guwahati, Dharamsala and Vizag.

“The unsung heroes of our successful T20 season are the incredible ground staff who worked tirelessly to provide brilliant pitches, even in difficult weather conditions. As a token of our appreciation, the groundsmen and curators at the 10 regular IPL venues will receive INR 25 lakhs each, and the same at the 3 additional venues will get INR 10 lakhs (USD 12,000) each. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!” Shah wrote.

High-scoring IPL

IPL 2024 was full of runs as all 10 teams enjoyed batting. Records tumbled throughout the tournament as the pitches turned out to be absolute belters. As many as 1260 sixes were hit in the tournament, the most in a single season in the history of the IPL. Twice did DC’s Jake Fraser-McGurk score half-centuries off 15 balls. Bowlers also had their fair share of joys after the likes of Sunil Narine and Jasprit Bumrah bowled with immaculate accuracy. Despite the number of matches increasing to 74, the pitches remained consistent and true across the country, allowing for the spectacle to continue without any problem.

Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sportssurfaces market and industry since 2003

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