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ICC World T20 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket offer national team incentives for reaching final

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Sri Lankan players have been rewarded for reaching the World T20 final © AFP

Colombo: Apr 4, 2014

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has offered an incentive of USD 1500 to the national team players as a reward for reaching the final of the ICC World T20 that will be held in Mirpur on Sunday.

SLC said that a further USD 1500 would be made available to them if they emerged winners.

This will be in addition to the 1500 the players have already become eligible for winning the semifinal against West Indies.

In the rain-hit semifinal, Sri Lanka defeated the reigning champions West Indies by 27 runs under the Duckworth Lewis method.

They will meet the winners of the second semifinal between India and South Africa.

SLC last month announced performance-based incentives to players after a major pay row.

The players had refused to sign new central contracts and demanded more share of revenue from ICC events.

Players were not happy with the new payment formula offered by the SLC.

They ventured into Bangladesh to play in the T20 without full agreement on the new payment formula.

If they win the final on Sunday, this will be Sri Lanka’s first major international achievement since winning the ODI World Cup in 1996.

Sri Lanka were tagged chokers as they failed to win the 2007 and 2011 ODI World Cup finals while they also lost two T20 finals in 2009 and 2012.

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

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Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

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