Pakistan players will get richer if they beat India in their ICC T20 World Cup match on October 24 in Dubai. Notably, India have won five matches against the arch-rivals in the history of the global event of the shortest format of the game.
If the Babar Azam-led team registers the first win against the Men in Blue, the players will get a 50 per cent increase in match fees – roughly around PKR 170,000 as offered by the PCB.
As per a report on Cricket Pakistan, a player’s current match fees stand at PKR 338,250, which means that winning against India will help them earn more than PKR 500,000. “The same increment will apply if Pakistan beat number one ranked T20 side in the world, which is currently England,” it adds.
If Pakistan win the World Cup, the players are understood to receive a 300 per cent increase in their respective match fees.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is confident that India will thump Pakistan. “Yes, there is a huge possibility of 13-0 happening and India extending their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in this World Cup. All the players in this Indian team are genuine match-winners and fingers crossed, this team can finally end our 10 years wait of winning a world cup. Pakistan is also a good team. If one or two players click, then anything can happen. To win the mental battle is important. I feel it will be a great match!” Ganguly told ABP news.