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ICL announces prize money

The Indian Cricket League (ICL) today announced the prize money corpus of Rs.13.72crore for its October 2008 edition of ‘ICL 20s Indian Championship’ at a press conference held in Hyderabad.

The Winners of this tournament stand to gain Rs. 2crore; while the Runner-up will cash in Rs.1crore. The incentive for individual performance during the 41 match tournament will be an impressive Rs. 2 lakh for Man of the Match and a humongous Rs.40Lakh for the Man of the Series.

Per match winning in the league stage will be Rs. 25lakh and the loosing semi-finalists will stand to win Rs. 50 Lakh.

Announcing the prize money, Kiran More, Executive Board Member, Indian Cricket League (ICL) said, “Monetary considerations are important for any professional cricketer and we are pleased to announce a prize money package right up there on par with international cricket."

"I am sure this will work as a major incentive for all our players & motivate them to give cent percent to their team and the viewing public every time they take the field.”

Starting October 10th to November 16th, the ICL Season 2 begins with a high octane Opening Ceremony on October 10, 2008 in Hyderabad at 7.00pm. The ICL 20s Indian Championship in Season 2 will see a total of 41 pulsating matches being played at four international standard stadiums in - Hyderabad, Panchkula, Gurgaon & Ahmedabad.

The ICL promises to make this Season 2 an unforgettable experience for TV viewers, spectators & cricket lovers across the globe. The 9 teams comprising of the newly added Dhaka Warriors will play against each other once in every city.

source - indiancricketleague.in
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