R45m if Proteas win World Cup

2015-02-06 08:36
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Cape Town - As things stand, there are no extra bonuses promised to the Proteas if they win the Cricket World Cup, but a handy R45m will be awarded if they bring home the trophy.

Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat was speaking before the team's departure for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand earlier this week.

"If they (the Proteas) finish the group stages unbeaten and then also be crowned as world champions, they will earn in the region of $4m (about R45m) in prize money," Lorgat told Netwerk24.

"It won't be an unpleasant amount. We feel the pride of representing your country in the World Cup and the possibility of becoming the first group of South Africans to hold aloft the trophy, should be enough motivation for the players, rather than trying to motivate them with bonuses."

Lorgat did concede that should the Proteas win the tournament, CSA could have a change of heart and give the players something extra.

The Cricket World Cup runs from February 14-March 29, with South Africa to play their first match against Zimbabwe in Hamilton, New Zealand on February 15.

South Africa will also face India, West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates in the group stages.

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