Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to win T20

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The Sri Lankan team will be handed a million dollar bonus if they can shake off their reputation as chokers in the final of the World Twenty20 this weekend, the country's cricket board announced today.

The day after the players won a rain-affected semi-final against the West Indies, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said it would treble the money it had previously promised if they return home from Bangladesh with the trophy.

“The Executive Committee of SLC which met at an emergency meeting this morning decided to offer $ 1.5 million (including the original fee of $500,000) to the national team players in the event that they win the final,” the board said in a statement.

Sri Lanka -- who will meet either South Africa or India in Sunday's final in Dhaka -- were the beaten finalists last time round when they lost to the West Indies even though they were the tournament hosts.

They have also been beaten in the final of the last two 50 over World Cups, meaning they have not won a major trophy since their victory in the 1996 World Cup under skipper Arjuna Ranatunga. (AFP)
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  • Serendib Saturday, 05 April 2014 04:29 AM

    Dont worry,they will not win it.

    Ravi Friday, 04 April 2014 09:03 PM

    No Einstien, it called incentive. Don't you get performance bonus at work?

    Cric lover Friday, 04 April 2014 05:05 PM

    Please pay the due salary fo
    r the players first.... via DM Android App

    shek Friday, 04 April 2014 05:13 PM

    its ours this time via DM Android App

    Suq Madique Friday, 04 April 2014 11:50 AM

    If they win will they have to go begging for payment like they do for their salaries??

    ab Friday, 04 April 2014 05:22 PM

    SLC before you offer 1 mil pay there debts, otherwise you will try to get commission from there t20 salary. shame on you SLC! ! via DM Android App

    Abu Nana Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:51 AM

    I beg to bring back Tissara Perera and Sangakkara to have a strong batting line up, no other changes from last match

    siva Friday, 04 April 2014 05:26 PM

    The last two t20 world cups have won by the host of the previous tournament. Then this time it should be us. via DM Android App

    Dan Friday, 04 April 2014 10:30 PM

    How much was offered to our poor soldiers for ending the war? This is so crazy. The Cricketers are all professionals. They are paid to go and win. Now just because they are in the final offering a million $ ... just crazy!!!

    charith Saturday, 05 April 2014 04:16 AM

    IDIOTS who commented above ^ this is their career. they cannot play cricket in their whole life. they have got to retire at 40 or less..so whatever they will be offered during tenor will be their earning..

    Cricketer Friday, 04 April 2014 05:30 PM

    Give them incentives after they win. They must play for their country and not money. Putting the cart in front of the horse might lead to players seeking individual glory. Do not put undue pressure on the team. That's besides the point. Let us all wish our players all the best to win this tournament and bring Glory that has been avoiding us for sometime. via DM iPad app

    unchikun Friday, 04 April 2014 12:23 PM

    Had they offered this money as "blood money" to the Saudi parents a poor little girl's life could have been saved. What hypocrites we have in Sri Lanka.

    Cobra Friday, 04 April 2014 12:44 PM

    Isn't this bribery?

    MagodisThuma Friday, 04 April 2014 11:30 PM

    Money cant buy a Victory !

    sam Saturday, 05 April 2014 05:32 AM

    Someone else. Ready to more than this . Don't worry they will loose . via DM iPad app

    John S. Saturday, 05 April 2014 01:39 AM

    Yes, this year our boys are going to win the world cup.
    They are united, mature and have experience.
    Malinga is a Lucky captain. Go Lions go for the cup and Make Sri Lanka Proud.

    Bhoja Friday, 04 April 2014 08:01 PM

    If we will win the T20 finals............ ....Fill the application 1st then will consider

    mack Friday, 04 April 2014 09:14 PM

    wasn't our cricket board saying we were bankrupt and had no money via DM Android App

    Dayawathie Saturday, 05 April 2014 06:27 AM

    Good luck boys.

    Rohan Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:17 AM

    The Cricket Board is very sure that SL will never with the trophy. In case SL wins add the amount to the existing loans at state banks.

    Appu Friday, 04 April 2014 11:09 PM

    i am scared whether somebody will take more than this and ask our boys to lost otherwise dont come home. via DM Android App

    Yati Koottuwa Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:39 AM

    Maybe an Indian bookie offered someone in the SLC $4M

    Do the math:
    $2M the bribe to the Indian team to lose
    $1M to SL team
    $1M to whoever

    India going out as favorites and losing the game
    The big winners: The Indian bookies

    The big suckers taken for a ride: The cricket fans

    Crazy Coot Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:42 AM

    [quote name="Ravi"]No Einstien, it called incentive. Don't you get performance bonus at work?[/quote]
    So Ravi, any payment offered to get better results is an incentive? What then is Bribery? Pity Einstein is long dead and gone!!

    Luckwin Saturday, 05 April 2014 09:28 AM

    first pay their annual salary. via DM Android App


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