With just hours to go before the first Caribbean Premier League t20 match between the Barbados Tridents and the St Lucia Zouks gets underway in Bridgetown the tournament organisers have confirmed that the six franchises will battle it out for US$800,000 in prize money.
The prize money for the total of the 21 preliminary matches adds up to US$525,000 (US$25,000 per match). The semi-finalists will battle it out in a winner take all final match with a winning purse worth US$250,000.
- Man of the Match award of US$1,000 per match across the full 24 matches.
- Official partner, El Dorado’s “Catch of the Match” award will go to the player in each of the 24 matches who makes the most thrilling catch.
- Virgin, the official airline of the LCPL T20, will be staging the “Virgin Challenge” which encourages the players to hit balls high into the sky to try and strike the Virgin red balloon positioned over the stadium with the chance to win a round the world trip for two.
- Title sponsor Limacol have introduced the Super Six award where US$500 per match will be given to the player who scores the most sixes in each match.
“While being named the winner of the tournament is a great achievement…we also know that the substantial prize pot plus the fantastic challenges that the sponsors are putting in place will also be a great motivator for the players, said Limacol CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe.
“With the countdown on to the first ball being bowled,” he continued, “we are looking forward to some thrilling clashes as the teams rise to the challenge to try and take home both the bragging rights and the fantastic prize pot.”
Meanwhile the LCPLt20 has confirmed that networks in India, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and the USA will carry the 24 matches and that negotiations are still underway to add more countries to the list. In addition, many networks in the Caribbean will show the tournament free of charge on their terrestrial TV stations.
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