The Telangana government on Thursday presented Rs one crore and a house site of 600 square-feet to Indian women cricket team skipper Mithali Raj. State Sports Minister T Padmarao felicitated her and handed over the incentives, according to a state government release.
The minister also presented Rs 25 lakh to Mithali Raj’s coach RSR Murthy, it said.
The incentives have been presented as per Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s directives for promoting sports, Padmarao said.
Raj had led the Indian team to the Women’s World Cup final earlier this year. India lost to England in a nail-biting summit clash by nine runs.