ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Tuesday a reward of Rs10 million each for every player of the national cricket team for winning the Champions Trophy after defeating archrival India in London’s Oval cricket ground.

According to Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, the prime minister announced the reward for the national team for winning the Champions Trophy. She said by showing brilliant performance in the tournament, the national team had lifted the spirits of the nation. She added Pakistani team outclassed their opponents in all departments – batting, fielding and bowling.

“For showing an outstanding performance, the team deserves appreciation,” she said and added that the reward would be helpful in uplifting sports in the country.

Published in Dawn, June 21st, 2017