Telangana announces Rs 1 cr cash prize, house site for Mithali Raj

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced cash prize of Rs 1 crore for Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj.

He also announced that a 600 square yard house plot would also given to her in posh Banjara Hills area of the city.

He made the announcements after Mithali Raj called on him upon her return from England, where she led the team to the World Cup finals.

Rao also announced a Rs 25 lakh cash prize for her coach R.S.R. Murthy.

The Chief Minister congratulated Mithali Raj for taking the team to the world cup finals and creating a record by becoming the world’s leading run scorer.

“You have played wonderfully at the World Cup. We thought you would sure to win in the final too. Unfortunately, we lost by a slender margin. But yet your team performed well and the whole nation watched your performance. I have also watched the match,” a statement from the Chief Minister’s office quoted him as saying.

Mithali Raj’s parents Dorai Raj and Leela Raj, Director General of Police Anurag Sharma and Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy were also present.