London, In the 36th Hero Champions Trophy, India's silver medal winning performance has earned the players and team officials a reward from Hockey India. After the medal presentation, Narender Batra, President of Hockey India, went to the dressing room and announced the rewards.
Batra said, "Australia did well to win the title, but for me you too are winners today," soon after the Champions Trophy jury had rejected India's appeal against a shoot-out infringement.
India lost 1-3 in the shootout to world champions Australia after the title encounter remained goalless in regulation period.
Reward of Rs 2 lakh has been announced by Hockey India's chief for the each player and the chief coach. While the remaining support staff shall be rewarded by Rs 1 lakh.
An additional reward of Rs. 1 lakh was given to Young defender Harmanpreet Singh, who was yesterday adjudged the Youth Player of the Tournament.