Sunfoil Series bolstered by major cash for prize money

The Sunfoil Series received a major boost today with the announcement that the four-day first-class competition has been bolstered with a major cash increase in prize monies.

Cricket-ball-206s64qCricket South Africa (CSA) and the Willowton group agreed to increase the prize pool to two million rand, with the champion team taking home a handsome one million rand – the highest winner’s cheque ever given to a domestic Franchise team across any competition.

Apart from the increased prize money, players are also set to benefit with the player of the series awarded R50 000 and a new R15 000 monthly prize introduced for the player of the month. This innovation will be known as the Sunfoil Sizzler of the Month Award.

“We must be enthused about our first-class cricket and this is a wonderful boost for the four-day game,” commented CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat. “It confirms our view that first-class cricket is the premier format and the place where players must excel if they want to succeed at international level.

“I have been working with Sunfoil for only a short while but I have already sensed their enormous passion and love for cricket in South Africa. I am indeed grateful to the Willowton Group for their magnificent support for both the Sunfoil Four-Day Series and our home Sunfoil Test Series. I must also acknowledge their inspiring contributions at grassroots level.

“It is fitting that the extra support of Sunfoil comes at a time when we need it. The Proteas are world-leaders in Test match cricket and this added incentive for players will help us to promote first-class cricket. We know we cannot rest on our laurels as history shows how other champion teams have slid from the top. This investment by Sunfoil will go some way to helping us incentivise the first- class system in our quest to maintain high standards.”

The total prize money breakdown for the Sunfoil Series is as follows:

1st - 1,000,000
2nd - 600,000
3rd - 200,000
Man of the Match - 3,500
Man of Series - 50,000
Sizzler for November - 15,000
Sizzler for December - 15,000
Sizzler for February - 15,000
Sizzler for March/April - 15,000

James Buttler

James has been working as a journalist and broadcaster in cricket since 2006 and was an avid fan for many years before that.
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