Dehradun: Uttarakhand on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs 11 lakh for Unmukt Chand, who led India to lift the 2012 U-19 World Cup.

Sports Minister Dinesh Agarwal made the announcement in Uttarakhand. Unmukt hit a match-winning unbeaten century in the final against Australia.

Although Unmukt plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, he hails from Khudku Bhalya village in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district.

Agarwal said he had done the hill state proud. Officials said the state was also considering felicitating the entire U-19 cricket team.

(Agencies)

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