Mumbai: The BCCI on Wednesday increased the prize money for the World Cup winning Indian cricketer from Rs one crore to Rs two crore each.

In its working committee meeting, BCCI decided to increase the incentive to Rs two crore per player, which is still less than Rs 5 crore each that the players had reportedly demanded.

"The cash incentive to the members of the World Cup winning Indian team has been increased from Rs 1 crore per player to Rs 2 crore per player," BCCI secretary and president-elect N Srinivasan said.

The decision comes after speculation that several top Indian cricketers made an informal demand to the cricket board to raise the reward money to Rs 5 crore instead of just one crore for winning the biggest cricketing event after 28 years.

However, such reports were rejected by the BCCI with Srinivasan terming them as incorrect.

India won the ICC World Cup beating Sri Lanka in the final on April 2 at the Wankhede Stadium.

Immediately after the triumph, BCCI President Shashank Manohar had announced a reward of Rs one crore for each of the 15-member World Cup squad.

He also announced that the support staff would be awarded Rs 50 lakh each.

(Agencies)