Karachi: Pakistani players can expect cash rewards worth Rs 75 million ($1.3 million) if they win next year’s World Cup in South Africa, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday.
“It is basically an incentive programme designed to provide motivation to players,” PCB spokesman Samiul Hasan said.
“The PCB chairman believes that the players deserve such cash rewards if they can win a title which is so dear to the cricket-loving people of Pakistan.”
He added that every player in the 15-man squad would receive Rs 5 million if the team won the title for the first time since 1992.
Gray’s Pak visit
Malcolm Gray, head of the ICC, said on Thursday he hoped his visit to Pakistan would help the south Asian nation bury its differences with neighbouring India.
“We at the ICC would love for cricket relations to be normalized between the two countries so that we can resume our normal programme,” Gray said on arrival in Karachi. “Although the ICC can’t do much on bilateral issues among countries, we would do everything within our power to influence those relations,” he said. (Reuters)