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Big bonus for India team

Published:Thursday | March 6, 2008 | 5:21 PM

India\'s cricketers today received huge cash bonuses after beating World Cup champion Australia in the limited-overs series this week.



The Board of Control for Cricket in India organised a public reception and announced an award of US$2.5 million for the team.



The team won the best-of-three finals series 2-0 to cap a controversy-riddled three-month tour of Australia.



The tour was marred by controversies involving racism, sledging and umpiring, with much of it centered on spinner Harbhajan Singh.