'Rs 25 Lakh each': BCCI secretary Jay Shah announces mega-bonanza for IPL's 'unsung heroes'

IPL 2024: File photo of BCCI secretary Jay Shah©AFP

After the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2024, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah took to social media and thanked the ground staff on Monday as they worked tirelessly to providing brilliant lands throughout the 17th edition of cash. -a rich league. “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 thank you, the groundskeepers and curators at the 10 regular IPL venues will receive 25 lakhs INR each, and the same in the 3 additional locations will get 10 lakhs INR each. Thank you for your dedication and hard work” Jay Shah wrote on X.

In the final on Sunday, an all-round performance from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), including fiery spells from Mitchell Starc And Andrew Russell and half a century by Venkatesh Iyerhelped the Purple and Gold team win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title and first in 10 years by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets on Sunday at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.

Sunrisers, who set the T20 cricket world on fire with their ferocious hitting and sky-high run rates, largely thanks to the opening pair of Travis head And Abhishek Sharma, had a taste of his own medicine. In a battle of two big buys, Australian stars Cummins (20.5 crores for SRH) and Starc (24.75 crores for KKR), it was the latter who won.

Earlier, SRH won the toss and opted to bat first. KKR rocked SRH with continuous wickets, with big buy Mitchell Starc justifying his price tag of Rs 24.75 crore. Sole skipper Patrick Cummins (24 in 19 balls, with two fours and a six) and Aiden Markram (20 in 23 balls, with three fours) touched the 20-run mark and SRH were bundled out for 113 in 18.3 overs.

Andre Russell (3/19) was KKR's best bowler. Starc (2/14) and Harshit Rana (2/24) also contributed well with the ball. Sunil NarineVarun Chakravarthy and Vaibhav Arora took one wicket each.

KKR completed the 114-run chase in just 10.3 overs with eight wickets in hand, with Venkatesh Iyer (52* in 26 balls, with four boundaries and three sixes) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (39 in 32 balls, with five fours and two sixes) brilliant for KKR.

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