Trinidad and Tobago receive $1 million from government for CLT20 2013

Trinidad and Tobago won the 2012-13 Caribbean T20 tournament to qualify for the CLT20 2013 © Getty Images

Port of Spain (Trinidad): Sep 12, 2013

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force have received $1 million from the government as it prepares to leave for India for the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) which begins next week.

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) would retain $500,000 to offset expenses related to the team’s participation in the tournament while the other $500,000 will be shared among the players, reports CMC.

The Red Force leave for the sub-continent on Monday after two warm-up matches this week.

“We will be here cheering on for you all,” said Juliana Boodram, secretary in the ministry of tourism, during a function on Wednesday.

“I want to urge you to play with pride, play with passion and make your country proud.”

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will play one practice match in Ranchi before the start of the tournament on September 21.

They open their campaign against the Brisbane Heat at the same venue on September 22.