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Big rewards for Windies in Tri-Nation series

Big rewards for Windies in Tri-Nation series

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will reap financial rewards for the team’s participation in a tri-nation series with India and Australia in Malaysia next month.

Zorol Barthley, the WICB’s cricket operations manager, confirmed that the West Indies will earn US$1 million for each of their two matches against India.

He added that if the West Indies reach the final they will also get an additional US$1 million.{{more}}

The tournament runs from September 12 to 24 and will be played at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur.

“We will have two matches against India and for both matches, the appearance fees will be US$1 million. That obviously means we will have US$2 million,” Barthley said.

“There is further incentive. If we make it into the final, there is another payment of US$1 million.

Barthley was recently in Malaysia, Singapore and India, at the invitation of the organisers to view the playing conditions for the forthcoming matches. He also held discussions with administrators from the Board for Cricket Control of India and Cricket Australia.

 “The WICB is happy with the arrangements in place and we are pleased to be working closely with the Indian board. It is a series we have been looking forward to and it will give our players a chance to get some solid preparation ahead of the Champions Trophy in India in November.”

The Kinrara Oval, which will have a facelift, as US$4 million in lights will be installed, paid for by the Indians.

With temporary stands also planned, the Kinrara Oval is set to have a capacity of close to 8,000. All seven games in the series will be day-night matches.

SCHEDULE:

Sept 12: Australia v West Indies

Sept 14: India v West Indies

Sept 16: India v Australia

Sept 18: Australia v West Indies

Sept 20: India v West Indies

Sept 22: India v Australia

Sept 24: Final

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