Santosh Trophy: Govt to give Rs 5 lakh to each player  

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The players and the coach will be given Rs 5 lakh each.

The Kerala government on Friday announced a cash award of over Rs 1 crore to the state football team which recently lifted the prestigious Santosh Trophy beating heavyweights Bengal in a penalty shootout in the final.

A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, took the decision to give a total of Rs 1.14 crore as cash prize to the team- Rs 5 lakh each to 20 players and the main coach and Rs 3 lakh each to the assistant coach, manager and goalkeeper trainer, an official statement said here.

Pinarayi said in a Facebook post that the Kerala team's achievement on their own soil after 29 years has infused a fresh energy to the entire sports sector of the state.

"It will be an inspiration for the young generation to enter the sports sector," he said adding that the cash award was the honour of the land to the members of the winning team for their effort. PTI

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