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Each player to get $100,000 if Pak wins T20 World Cup, says PCB chief

Mohsin Naqvi says amount is insignificant compared to Pakistan’s victory
Shaheen Shah Afridi (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto during the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup one-day international match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India on October 31, 2023. AFP
Shaheen Shah Afridi (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto during the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup one-day international match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India on October 31, 2023. AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Mohsin Naqvi said on Sunday the board would give $100,000 (around Rs28 million) to each member of its World Cup squad if they win the tournament.

“This amount is insignificant compared to Pakistan’s victory,” he said while meeting the national squad in the dressing room in Lahore.

The PCB chairman expressed hope that the national players would raise the flag of Pakistan this time. He encouraged them to play without pressure, engage in fierce competition, and give their all on the field.

Naqvi emphasized that the focus should be on the competition.

He presented special green shirts to Mohammad Rizwan for completing 3,000 runs in T20 matches and Naseem Shah for taking 100 wickets in T20 matches. Later, Chairman PCB also expressed his gratitude to the players and officials.

The Twenty20 showpiece, which starts on June 1, is being jointly staged by the United States and the West Indies.

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It will be the first major international cricket tournament played in the US, with a sell-out crowd expected for the clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at a temporary 34,000-seat venue in Long Island, New York.

The blockbuster contest between Pakistan and India at the T20 World Cup would be held on June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium.

The ticket for the Pakistan-India match has been priced at more than $50,000 (Rs13.91 million), according to USA Today.

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