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BCCI announce INR 1.25 Crore cash prize for groundskeepers and curators of stadiums which hosted IPL 2022

Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat franchise took home a winning cheque of INR 20 Crore.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 30 May 2022 9:06 pm

The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League concluded with debutant Gujarat Titans becoming the ultimate champions of the season. Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat franchise took home a winning cheque of INR 20 Crore, while Rajasthan Royals had to settle with a cheque of INR 12.50 Crore after finishing as runner-ups at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday evening.

In the latest development, BCCI has announced a cash prize worth INR 25 Lakh each for the curators and groundskeepers of Wankhede, Brabourne, DY Patil and MCA. Meanwhile, INR 12.5 Lakh each for the Kolkata and Ahmedabad’s groundsmen and curators.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah made the announcement on Monday evening stating that ‘curators and groundsmen were the unsung heroes.’ He wrote, “I’m pleased to announce prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. The unsung heroes – our curators and groundsmen across 6 IPL venues this season.”

 

Notably, all the league stages of the IPL 2022 were held in stadiums in Mumbai and Pune, while Qualifier 1 and Eliminator 1 were at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and Qualifier 2 and the final was hosted at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Speaking of rewards for the players, Buttler, who finished the season with 863 runs, bagged six individual prizes and total cash of sixty Lakhs. Buttler smashed 45 sixes during the tournament, which was the most by any player. He was rewarded with INR 10,00,000 for this incredible feat.

In terms of fours, Buttler knocked 83 boundaries, which again was the highest by any individual player, and was awarded INR 10,00,000 for this feat. Buttler also received gamechanger of the season, and for that, he was rewarded with INR 10,00,000, while bagged another INR 10,00,000 for being the power player of the season. He received another  INR 10,00,000 for winning the Orange Cap and another INR 10,00,000 for being the most valuable player of the season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants returned with INR 7 Crore and INR 6.5 Crore for finishing third and fourth in the points table respectively.

Titans pace sensation Lockie Ferguson was awarded INR 10,00,000 for clocking 157.3 kmph in the finale, while Umran Malik, who was the second-fastest bowler in the tournament, won INR 10,00,000 for being the emerging player of the season. Royals spin-wizard Yuzvendra Chahal returned with Purple Cap and a cash prize of INR 10,00,000. Evin Lewis’ catch that eliminated Kolkata Knight Riders from the play-offs race was picked as the best catch of the season. He received a cash prize of  INR 10,00,000. Hardik Pandya was awarded the punch striker of the season, for which he won the Tata Punch car, which was put on display throughout the season.

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