National T20 cricket up to commence from Oct 13

LAHORE, Oct 10 (APP):The National T20 Cricket Cup will roll into action from October 13 at Iqbal Stadium with the winner getting a hefty cash prize of Rs 5 million.

The upcoming National T20 Cup not only presents an opportunity to the fans to witness action-packed cricket but it also serves chances to the players to bag lucrative prize money, said a spokesman for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), here on Thursday.

“After restructuring in the domestic structure, the winning prize money for the tournament has seen a 100 per cent surge as the team to be crowned the champions of the National T20 Cup on 24 October will pocket Rs 5 million,” he said.

The runner-up will get Rs 2.5 million and the top performers of the tournament – player of the tournament, best batsman of the tournament, best bowler of the tournament and best wicketkeeper of the tournament – will get Rs 100,000 each, he added.

He said man-of-the-match award for every match is worth Rs 25,000, while man-of-the-final will be getting Rs 35,000.

“The boost in the prize moneys perfectly aligns with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s policy of incentivizing top-performing players”,he asserted.

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“But, securing these rewards is going to be an arduous task for individual players and their teams with all top T20 players of the country turning out for the respective cricket association sides from 13-24 October at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium,” added the spokesman.

“The increase, however, is not limited to the prize moneys as the match-fee for the National T20 Cup has also been increased from the past season “,he said adding “The players in the playing XI of either of the six First XI cricket association sides will earn Rs 40,000 per match, which is a Rs 10,000 increase from the past season.”

There’s an increase of 113 per cent in the match fee for the non-playing XI players as they will be getting Rs16,000 this tournament.

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