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Bangladesh women cricketers get cash promise after Asia Cup

AFP  |  Dhaka 

showered its women cricketers with cash rewards Tuesday for their upset triumph over in the Twenty20 tournament.

The women's team defeated six-times champions by three wickets in Sunday's final in to claim their maiden title. became the first side ever to beat in the group phase of the tournament before repeating the feat in the tense final.

The team returned late Monday to a heroes' welcome. The Board announced a 20 million taka ($236,000) cash reward for the team and promised to review salaries.

"Each will get one million taka ($14,800) as a cash reward," BCB told AFP on Tuesday. About $75,000 will be shared by the coaching and management staff, he added.

The BCB will review the salary and match fees of contracted women players this week, Yunus said.

Currently they earn a maximum 30,000 taka ($445) each month plus $100 as match fee for an international.

On their return the women players were garlanded by a welcoming committee that included government officials and members of the Bangladesh men's team.

A video of the male cricketers celebrating in the dressing room at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, after bowler hit the winning run, went viral on Jahanara scored two runs off the final ball to take Bangladesh to 113-7 after Bangladesh restricted India to 112-9.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 14:05 IST