The upcoming National T20 Cup First XI tournament, which begins on 30 September in Multan, comes with an opportunity for the country’s elite white ball cricketers to pocket hefty prize money with nearly Rs. 9 million up for grabs.
The winning team will walk away with Rs. 5 million as Northern will look to defend the title.
The runner-up will receive Rs. 2.5 million, while Rs. 400,000 will be shared equally between the tournament’s top performers which include player of the tournament, best batsman of the tournament, best bowler of the tournament, and best wicketkeeper of the tournament.
The best performer of every match will get Rs. 25,000 as the man-of-the-match award while the top performer of the tournament’s finale on 18 October will be rewarded with Rs. 35,000.
These will be over and above earnings for the players from what they will receive as match fee and monthly retainers and is in line with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s policy of providing incentives to top-performing cricketers. It will enhance the quality of domestic cricket and lead to a competitive environment while increasing the interest of the viewers.
The top-performing domestic cricketers are already in line to earn in a range of Rs. 3.2 million to Rs. 1.8 million only on the basis of their match fee and improved and enhanced monthly retainer structure, which was approved by the PCB’s Board of Governors in their 58th meeting.
Director High Performance, Nadeem Khan said, “The Pakistan Cricket Board’s focus is to invest the money that it earns back in cricket by providing the players a bigger chunk of the pie through substantial and lucrative rewards so they excel in the game”.
The National T20 Cup First XI tournament will be played from 30 September to 18 October at Multan Cricket Stadium and the Pindi Cricket Stadium.