Siraj led India’s fast bowling attack and ran through Sri Lanka’s top order with a dazzling performance in the summit match played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. He showed great heart and declared the cash prize he won as the ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the match worth $5,000 was allocated to the workers at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo who did a fantastic job in keeping the ground ready for the final despite constant rain interruptions during the entire tournament matches.
Meanwhile, after the match ended and Team India emerged as Asian champions, Mohammed Siraj, who was declared the man of the match, showed great heart and said at the presentation ceremony: “We have been bowling well for a long time. I have been missing you.” Edges earlier. But I found them today. The wicket was closing earlier, but there was a swing today. I thought I was going to throw fuller because of the swing. When there is good interconnection between fast bowlers, it is good for the team. I was thinking ‘It would be great if I could stop the boundaries. My best mascot. This cash prize goes to the pitchmen. This tournament wouldn’t have been possible without them.’
Also, the entire team, who worked tirelessly to prepare the pitches in Colombo and Pallekele for the Asia Cup amid the full monsoon season, will be rewarded with a cash prize of US$50,000, Chairman of the Asian Cricket Board. Jay Shah announced on Sunday.
“A huge salute to the unsung heroes of cricket! The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) are proud to announce a well-deserved cash prize of US$50,000 for the dedicated curators and stadium officials in Colombo and Kandy,” Shah wrote on ‘X’, Twitter previously.
US$50,000 would be approximately 16 million in Sri Lankan rupees.
“Their unwavering commitment and hard work made the Asia Cup 2023 an unforgettable spectacle. From the perfect pitch to the lush grounds, they ensured that the stage was set for exciting cricketing action.”
“This honor highlights the critical role these individuals play in the success of cricket. Let us celebrate and honor their everyday service!” Shah added.
*With agency input
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Updated: Sep 17, 2023, 07:29 PM IST