R5m jackpot for Proteas

2014-03-07 07:42

Cape Town - Despite their series loss to Australia, the Proteas will be awarded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for maintaining their No 1 status in Test cricket.

Australia beat South Africa by 245 runs at Newlands on Wednesday to take the three-Test series 2-1 and also inflict a first Test series defeat on the South Africans since 2009.

However, the Proteas remain comfortably atop the ICC rankings and will stay there until the year-end cut-off date of April 1 when the ICC's annual monetary award system kicks in.

The Proteas (127 rating points) are well-clear of Australia (115) in second place. The Australians did, however, leapfrog India into the No 2 spot following their triumph over South Africa.

According to the sportskeeda website, the Proteas will get $475 000 (over R5m) for finishing as the top Test team.

Australia will get $370 000, while India will have to settle for $265 000.

From 2015, the No1-ranked Test team will receive $500 000.

CLICK HERE to view the full ICC Test rankings.


  • Andre Van Wyk - 2014-03-07 07:53

    Great news, India receives less money, Good Day.

  • Dean de Chazal - 2014-03-07 08:19

    would be nice to know the breakdown, please tell me the likes of Mbalula get nothing...

      musal - 2014-03-07 08:26

      Lol nothing

      musal - 2014-03-07 08:26

      Lol nothing

      musal - 2014-03-07 08:26

      Lol nothing

  • Nkoapa Makotla - 2014-03-07 08:20

    proteas pls let de little de kock b no a line up of startin of batsman. Bowlers just work hard

      Carl Ackermann - 2014-03-07 09:09

      English please...

  • grant.weideman - 2014-03-07 08:21

    Don't give Smith Anything

  • musal - 2014-03-07 08:25

    Credits have to b given for best team, u deserve it Proteas Test team.

  • Ayanda Shaka Sokhela - 2014-03-07 08:27

    Well done boys. You've worked hard to get where you are. Well deserved.

  • Paul Wilkinson - 2014-03-07 08:45

    I am sure they would prefer to be rewarded?

  • Barend Steyn - 2014-03-07 09:11

    Nobody is congratulating the U19s, who have just won the World Champs! They are the upcoming Proteas.; Biff did well for us to bring us to the top of the ICC rankings. STOP KICKING HIM WHEN HE'S DOWN !!!! He deserves to be with Morgan and the kids now. He has done his job. from Ba & BA Steyn

  • Drake Richardson - 2014-03-07 09:11

    The honorable thing to do is to swop cheques with the Aussies. They are the best team. Or maybe use your ill gotten gain to buy a decent coach.

      Bianca Lottering - 2014-03-07 09:28

      One test series win does not make the best team, the rankings are there for a reason.

      Deon Louw - 2014-03-07 09:28

      Not so long ago Oz was number 5 in the rankings. Two good series does not make them world champs.

      Marcel Marcus - 2014-03-07 10:03

      Australia played better ,the only person who always does his best is AB

      Michael Simon - 2014-03-09 14:47

      When we can dominate and win like Clive Lloyds Windies or Steve Waughs Aussies for more than a decade then i'll be a happy man. Until then I am not convinced The Proteas are in the same league of world champions despite the points reflecting that.

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