Kerala govt. announces cash award to Santosh Trophy winning team

On Wednesday, the government of Kerala has announced a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh each to each member of their state football team who won the 2018 Santosh Trophy, where Kerala beat Bengal 4-2 in a thrilling match played at Kolkata on Sunday.

The decision regarding the cash award to all the players took at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and along with that the government also decided to provide jobs to 11 members of the team who are now unemployed, an official release said.

All the 20 team members and coach would be given Rs 2 lakh each, while the team manager, assistant coach and physiotherapist would get Rs 1 lakh as cash award.

Furthermore, the Kerala government would also build a house for team member K P Rahul, who does not have a house of his own.

The 12 members of the Kerala volleyball team who won the National Volleyball title recently and the team coach would be given a cash award of Rs 1.50 lakh each and assistant coach and manager Rs 1 lakh each as award.