BAI announced a cash prize of around Rs 1.5 crore
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Tuesday announced a cash prize of around Rs 1.5 crore for the medal winners of Commonwealth Games and World Championships. The Indian badminton contingent gave its best ever performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. He won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Apart from this, Indian players won a total of three medals in the 2021 and 2022 World Championships.
Announcing the prize money, President of the federation Himanta Vishwa Sarma said, “Our badminton players have consistently brought pride to the nation and this cash award is a small effort to recognize their stupendous achievements in the last two years.
The 10-member mixed team that won the silver medal in Birmingham will get a total of Rs 30 lakh, or Rs 3 lakh per player, while the eight members of the support staff will get Rs 1.5 lakh each. Commonwealth Games men’s and women’s singles champions Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu will get Rs 20 lakh each, while men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will get Rs 25 lakh for winning the historic gold in Birmingham.