Punjab CM announces Rs. 5 lakh reward to cricketer Harmanpreet

| Updated: Jul 24, 2017 02:41 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 23 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh for cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who had made state proud with her performance in ICC Women World Cup semi-finals. The chief minister conveyed this to Harmanpreet's father, Harmandar Singh, whom he called up to congratulate on his daughter's excellent performance. The Chief Minister lauded Harmanpreet's score of 171 not out off 115 balls in the semi-final, thereby becoming the second highest scorer in women cricket and steering India into the finals of the World Cup. While wishing Harmanpreet for the final match between India and England, the Chief Minister hoped that she would continue to bring pride to the country with her brilliant performance. Captain Amarinder further said Harmanpreet had made the entire country proud with her rare accomplishment in the field of sports and would always be a source of inspiration for young players. (ANI)