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T20 World Cup final: Sri Lankan players offered multi-milliion dollar incentive if they win tournament

Sri Lanka will be hoping to remove their chokers tag by winning this final © Getty Images
Sri Lanka will be hoping to remove their chokers tag by winning this final © Getty Images

Karachi: Apr 6, 2014

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has reportedly revealed that their T20 national team would be handed a million dollar bonus if they can shake off their reputation of chokers in the final of the ICC World T20 2014 on Sunday.

The SLC reportedly revealed that it would give three times the money it had previously promised if Sri Lanka returns home from Bangladesh with the trophy.

According to The Dawn, the board said that the Executive Committee of SLC, which met at an emergency meeting following the team’s rain-affected semi-final victory over the West Indies, has decided to offer 1.5 million-dollars, including the original fee of 5,00,000 dollars to the national team players if they win the final.

Sri Lanka, who face India in the finals of the World T20 Cup in Dhaka, reportedly lost the finals last year to the West Indies despite being the tournament hosts.

Sri Lanka has also lost in the finals of the last two 50 over World Cups, and their last major trophy victory was in the 1996 World Cup under captain Arjuna Ranatunga, the report added.

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

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Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

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Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

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