Madhya Pradesh announces cash reward to junior women's hockey team

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Bangalore, Aug 11: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh each to the junior women hockey team.

Indian junior hockey team girls created history by winning country's first ever bronze medal in the junior women hockey World Cup as they pipped England 3-2 penalties on August 4.

MP announces cash reward to hockey team

Chouhan in his tweet said "Our women junior hockey team has brought laurels for our country. MP (Madhya Pradesh) will award 2 lakh to each member of the team."

India had surprised top teams in the competition and they finished their campaign in superb manner.

England girls could consider themselves unlucky as they were pipped in the bronze medal match by South Korea in the last edition of the championship in Boston.

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