New Delhi:  Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta today announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for the Indian women’s team that created history by winning the bronze medal in the just concluded 2014 Li-Ning BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.

This was the first instance of India finishing on the podium of this prestigious biennial event and Dr. Gupta said it was important to reward the players handsomely to not only appreciate their performance but also motivate other players to work hard.

“The women’s team has made all of us proud with the way they played last week. The Badminton Association of India is providing the best of facilities to the players to perform on the international stage and the cash prize is just a part of our commitment towards the players,” Dr. Gupta added.

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