Watches, jackets replace cash

Watches, jackets replace cash

Novel idea

“The players this year would receive really expensive watches rather than cash prizes and they seem to be pretty excited about it,” ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat told PTI.

“And that’s not all, there would be a winner’s jacket for them as well,” he added.
“The cash prize money for instance, it’s a record 4 million US dollars this year. Another issue is that all teams will be based in Johannesburg. It would save teams from checking in, playing and then flying out to different cities.

“It usually tires them up no end. This wouldn’t be the case in this tournament and players could be fresh and ready to give it their best shot,” Lorgat said.

Lorgat said he has no doubt that one-day cricket has a lot to offer to the game and Champions Trophy would only reinforce the belief.