Tamil Nadu government announce cash prizes for triumphing sportsperson of the state at Gold Coast CWG. Chief Minister K Palaniswami wrote to squash players Joshna Chinnappa, Deepika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal, besides paddlers like Achanta Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, lauding them for winning medals in their respective fixtures.
According to the Chief Minister, Dipika Pallikal will receive a government ‘high cash incentive’ of Rs 60 lakh for winning two silver medals(Mixed doubles and women’s doubles), while Chinnappa(Women’s doubles) and Ghosal(Mixed doubles) will get Rs 30 lakh each for their respective single silver medals.
Sharath Kamal, who won a gold in team event, silver in the men’s doubles and a bronze in the singles event was “eligible” to get Rs 50 lakh for his feat, Palaniswami said.
This was in addition to the Rs 50 lakh announced by the Chief Minister earlier to Kamal for winning gold in the men’s team event, Palaniswami said.
He also announced Rs 50 lakh for Kamal’s teammate Gnanasekaran Sathiyan for winning silver and bronze in mixed doubles and men’s doubles, respectively.
This was in addition to the earlier Rs 50 lakh announced by him to Sathiyan for winning gold in the team event, the Chief Minister said.