HBL PSL 2020 to carry total prize money of US$1 Million
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the prize money of HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 which carries a great amount of US$1 million.
This year’s winner of the competition will take home the US$500,000 cash prize while the runners up will receive a cheque of US$200,000 with $4,500 for each player of the match award of all the 34 matches.
According to the statement, $80,000 will also be equally distributed to player of the tournament, best batsman, best bowler and for the spirit of cricket award.
“The remaining amount will be distributed for other match-related awards like best catch, best run-out and most sixes,” said the press release.
The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to start from February 20 in Karachi which is going to be the biggest cricket tournament to take place in Pakistan after the Asia Cup in 2008.
The competition among six franchise teams will be held across four venues. Karachi will stage nine matches, Lahore 14 matches, Rawalpindi eight and Multan three matches. The final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore under the lights.
The opening match will be held between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time former winners Islamabad United at the National Stadium. Prior to that, the opening ceremony will begin at 6:45PM.
Prior to this tournament, the biggest cricketing occasions Pakistan had were ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 1987 and 1996. In 1987, Pakistan hosted 10 matches at seven venues, while 16 matches were played at six venues in 1996.