Cape Town - The Sunfoil
Series has received a major boost with the announcement that the four-day
first-class competition has been bolstered with a major cash increase in prize
South Africa (CSA) and the Willowton group agreed to increase the prize pool to R2 million, with the champion team taking home a handsome R1 million - the highest winner’s cheque ever given to a domestic franchise team
across any competition.
the increased prize money, players are also set to benefit with the player of
the series awarded R50 000 and a new R15 000 monthly prize introduced
for the player of the month. This innovation will be known as the Sunfoil
Sizzler of the Month Award.
“We must be
enthused about our first-class cricket and this is a wonderful boost for the
four-day game,” commented CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat. “It confirms our
view that first-class cricket is the premier format and the place where players
must excel if they want to succeed at international level.
been working with Sunfoil for only a short while but I have already sensed
their enormous passion and love for cricket in South Africa. I am indeed
grateful to the Willowton Group for their magnificent support for both the
Sunfoil Four-Day Series and our home Sunfoil Test Series. I must also
acknowledge their inspiring contributions at grassroots level.
fitting that the extra support of Sunfoil comes at a time when we need it. The
Proteas are world-leaders in Test match cricket and this added incentive for
players will help us to promote first-class cricket. We know we cannot rest on
our laurels as history shows how other champion teams have slid from the top.
This investment by Sunfoil will go some way to helping us incentivise the
first- class system in our quest to maintain high standards.”
Moosa, Sales and Marketing Director of the Willowton Group, commented: “We are
delighted to be involved in the sponsorship of this 30-game series which will
be played at venues throughout South Africa.
“We do hope
that fans will take the opportunity to go to their closest local match and
enjoy the four- day cricket with no admission charge.
philosophy is that domestic four-day cricket is the breeding ground for future
Protea Test cricketers. The current standard of cricket played in this
series is exceptionally high and we are certain that over the next few seasons
the Proteas team will become even stronger.
all tiers of the game our passion and commitment is reflected by developing the
future stars of our country and bringing quality first-class and International
cricket to the people of South Africa. The aim is to make a meaningful
difference and one that can sustain itself into the future, so that all those
who have benefited will hopefully one day turn around and do the same to others
International have once again come on board this season to produce regular
updates from selected matches around the country.
prize money breakdown for the Sunfoil Series is as follows:
1st - R1 million
2nd - R600 000
3rd - R200 000
Man of the Match - R3 500
Man of Series - R50 000
Sizzler for November - R15 000
Sizzler for December - R15 000
Sizzler for February - R15 000
March/April - R15 000