Islamabad - Pakistan's cricket board on Thursday announced a team bonus worth
nearly $150 000 to reward the side for their first series win over
Australia in 20 years.
Pakistan routed Australia 2-0 in their "home" series in the United
Arab Emirates last week to lift themselves to number three in the world
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said cash awards would be given to
the players to recognise the win and individual performances.
"Chairman of the PCB Shaharyar Khan has approved bonus and
performance incentives totalling $147 500 to the
triumphant Pakistan squad and team management and support staff that
beat Australia," said a PCB release.
Pakistan backed up the win over Australia with a thumping 248-run
victory against New Zealand in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
All 16 members of the team were given bonuses of $4,900 with Ahmed
Shehzad and Sarfraz Ahmed getting an extra $2,450 each for their
centuries in the first test.
The PCB also awarded $3,400 to all
nine members of the coaching staff led by head coach Waqar Younis and
batting coach Grant Flower.