NSC proposes cash incentive for international medallists


National Sports Council's (NSC) board meeting held on Tuesday has agreed to recommend cash incentive for players who bag international medals.

The meeting chaired by minister for youth and sports Kamala Roka decided to recommend the government to award Asian Games gold, silver and bronze medallist with a cash prize of Rs 2.5 million, 1.5 million and one million respectively.

Likewise, if the proposal gets the go ahead by the government South Asian Games (SAG) gold medallist players will be rewarded with Rs 500,000 while the silver and bronze medalist while receive Rs 300,000 and 200,000 respectively.

Apart from the players their coaches and associations will also be handsomely rewarded. The board also agreed to suggest the government to provide a retirement plan of worth Rs 2.5 million for players who have won gold in three or more SAG or for players who have bagged two golds in Asian Games.

The board also rectified some of the statute relating to national associations. The elections of the national associations will only be cancelled through written proposal by the majority of the members. It also agreed that the employees of NSC will not take the position of president, vice-president or the treasurer and that at least two employees will have to be coordinated in the committee.


Posted on: 2012-04-04 09:44