thakur: Anurag Thakur announces Rs 1 crore cash award for Indian men’s team for clinching Thomas Cup trophy | India News

NEW DELHI: Hailing the Indian men’s badminton team for defeating 14-time champions Indonesia, Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports on Sunday announced Rs one crore cash award for the team for winning the maiden Thomas Cup trophy in Thailand.
No Indian team has previously reached the final of the Thomas and Uber Cup in its 70-plus year history.
In what was India’s first-ever appearance in the tournament finale, they defeated the record 14-time champions Indonesia in the Thomas Cup 2022 final at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand by 3-0 to lift the coveted trophy.

Indian men reached the Thomas Cup semi-finals in 1952, 1955 and 1979 while the women’s team made it…

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