The gold medal-winning players of India's men's hockey team will receive a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India for their stupendous show at the Asian Games.
India regained the Asian Games title after 16 years, following a 4-2 shoot-out win over Pakistan in the final. (Also read: My blood boils when I play against Pakistan, says Sreejesh)
Not only the men's players but head coach Terry Walsh and high performance director Roelant Oltmans will also receive Rs 2.5 lakh each.
The other support staff members will also get financial incentive as Hockey India has decided to give them Rs one lakh each.
The players of the women's team, which won the bronze medal, will get Rs one lakh each from the Federation while the support staff members will get Rs 50,000 each.