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Rahul Dravid reduces higher BCCI bonus for T20 World Cup triumph, opts for equal pay with other coaching staff: Reports
Rahul Dravid
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Rahul Dravid reduces higher BCCI bonus for T20 World Cup triumph, opts for equal pay with other coaching staff: Reports

| @indiablooms | 11 Jul 2024, 12:19 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: India senior men's cricket team's outgoing head coach Rahul Dravid has reduced an additional Rs 2.5 crore bonus offered by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for leading the team to its second T20 World Cup title, and opted to take the same Rs 2.5 crore bonus as his other coaching staff to ensure equality, media reports said.

Following team India's unbeaten T20 World Cup triumph, BCCI president Jay Shah declared Rs 125 crore bonus for the cricketers as well as coaching and support staff.

While distributing the Rs 125 crore bonus, the team decided that each of the 15 players, including those who did not play, and head coach Rahul Dravid would get Rs 5 crore, while other coaching staff would receive Rs 2.5 crore each.

The bonus was also distributed among backroom staff, selectors, reserve players and BCCI staff members.

However, Dravid requested the Indian cricket board a reduction in his bonus to align it with the Rs 2.5 crore given to the other coaching staff — bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, batting coach Vikram Rathore and fielding coach T. Dilip.

Sources in the BCCI said that they had received a request from Rahul Dravid to pay the same bonus money of Rs 2.5 crore as the rest of his support staff.

"We respect his sentiments," a BCCI source said.

This is not the first time, Dravid did the same thing when he was the head coach of India’s U-19 World Cup winning team.

After the Indian team won the U-19 World Cup in 2018, Dravid refused to take additional bonus and asked the BCCI to pay the same bonus money as other coaching staff were getting.

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