PCB chief announces hefty prize money for players if they win T20 World Cup

West Indies and United States will co-host the upcoming ICC event

May 05, 2024
Pakistani players will be rewarded handsomely if they win the World Cup. — PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi announced massive prize money for players if they win the upcoming T20I World Cup 2024 which will be played in the United States and West Indies from June 1.

Naqvi confirmed that each player will get a whopping $100,000 if they go all the way and lift the trophy on June 29 in Barbados.

Pakistan are in Group A with arch-rivals India, United States, Ireland and Canada and they will begin their campaign against the co-hosts on June 6 in Dallas.

The Green Shirts will then play the most anticipated of the tournament against India on June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Pakistan came close to winning the elusive title in the last two editions but they failed. In the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai, the Men in Green lost to Australia in the semi-final wherein Matthew Wade guided the eventual champions to the victory.

Meanwhile, in the 2022 T20 World Cup, despite a poor start, Pakistan bounced back and made their way to the final but they couldn’t claim the title and lost to England in the final.

Pakistan are assembling a strong squad to take to the World Cup. With the returns of Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim, the Green Shirts got a major boost in their batting and bowling departments.

Remember, the Green Shirts will head to Ireland and England to play seven T20Is before the commencement of the World Cup.

The 18-player squad, which was announced for Ireland and England T20Is, will be reduced to 15 players for the T20 World Cup, which will begin on June 1, after the first T20I against England on May 22.

Groups for T20 World Cup 2024

Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, United States

Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea

Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal