The prize came in recognition of his outstanding performance at the national level and his subsequent selection in the India under-19 team.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has announced a Rs two lakh cash award for Shubam Khajuria, only the second cricketer from the state to be picked for the India under-19 team.
"Union Minister and JKCA President Dr. Farooq Abdullah announced a cash reward of Rs two lakh for Khajuria in recognition of his outstanding performance at the national level and his subsequent selection in the India under-19 team for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka," JKCA spokesperson Ranjeet Kalra said.
Giving details, JKCA Treasurer Manzoor Wazir said, "The President who returned from Magnolia on Saturday has expressed a lot of happiness and satisfaction on Shubham's achievement and has wished him good luck for the Indian U-19 teams tour of Sri Lanka."
The President has also asked for the resumption of cricket activities in the state by JKCA for which a monthly calendar of activities shall soon be released by the State Cricket body, he added.