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PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi announces award of $100,000 per player if Pakistan win ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Published at :May 5, 2024 at 6:32 PM
Modified at :May 5, 2024 at 6:32 PM
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Pakistan last won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi on Sunday announced that each player would receive $100,000 (approx. PKR 28 million) if the Pakistan team manages to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The ICC event will be played in the USA and the West Indies from June 1-29.

Pakistan’s only ICC T20 World Cup title came in 2009 when Younis Khan was captain. They had reached the finals of the same in 2007 and 2022. They were defeated in the semi-finals of the 2010 and 2021 editions by Australia.

Mohsin Naqvi made the announcement in Lahore, where he met the Pakistani players at the Gaddafi Stadium. Babar and co are having their camp in Lahore before flying to the UK for the T20Is.

During his visit, the PCB chairman presented special shirts to players who had achieved milestones. Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper batsman, received a shirt for achieving 3,000 T20 runs, while bowler Naseem Shah received one for capturing 100 T20 wickets.

Later that day, Naqvi arranged a lunch for players and officials at a local hotel, according to the PCB.

Pakistan are slated to leave for T20 tours of Ireland and England later this month. The double tour will prepare the Green Shirts for the crucial T20 World Cup, which will take place in the United States and the West Indies from June 1 to June 29.

“Only play for Pakistan”- PCB chief’s motivational words for Pakistan team

According to the PCB, Naqvi said that each player would receive $100,000 for winning the T20 World Cup. Naqvi also stated that the prize money was unimportant in comparison to raising the trophy, and expressed hope that the team will raise the Pakistan flag.

The PCB chief also encouraged players to “play without any pressure” and to “compete vigorously.”

“The victory will be for you and the defeat will be for me. Don’t care about anyone. Only play for Pakistan. Demonstrate teamwork on the field [and] God willing, victory will be yours,” Naqvi said.

The country has a lot of expectations from you. You have to fulfil them,” he told the players.

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