PM announced Rs. 10 million for each Pakistani cricket team player for winning ICC Champions Trophy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs10 million for each member of the Pakistan cricket team in acknowledgment of their historic performance in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday that the Pakistan team made the nation proud by becoming the champions.

“The national cricket team showed excellent performance while batting, bowling and fielding in the tournament and it fully deserves the appreciation and patronage of the nation and the government,” she said, adding that encouraging young players would help promote sports in the country.

Meanwhile talking to The Express Tribune, Marriyum said that every province should follow Punjab CM’s model for the revival of domestic cricket through the construction of more than 150 state-of–the-art cricket grounds, of which more than 60 had been completed and the rest were under construction.

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