PCB Increases Match Fees & Prize Money for National T20 Cup

  • National T20 Cup to be held in Faisalabad from 13-24 October
  • 100 percent increase in winning prize money
  • Runner-up to bag Rs. 2.5million
  • Surge in match-fee from the last season

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.

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

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.

The 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 money perfectly aligns with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) policy of incentivizing top-performing players.

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.

The increase, however, is not limited to the prize money as the match-fee for the National T20 Cup has also been increased from the past season.

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 percent in the match fee for the non-playing XI players as they will be getting Rs. 16,000 in this tournament.

  • The domestic cricketers will stay in three and four star hotels, while the inter-provincial tours will be done by air.

    —Quaid-e-Azam Trophy First Class matches will be held from September 14 to October 8 and October 28 to December 13.

    —The National U-19 Cricket Tournament will be held from 1st October to 12th November.

    —The Quaid-e-Trophy Second XI will be played from September 14 to October 10 and October 28 to November 29.

    —The National T20 Cup will be played from October 13 to 24. First XIs will play in Faisalabad, second XIs will play in Karachi.

    —The Pakistan Cup one-day tournament will begin from 29 March and ends on 24 April 2020.

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