BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- Nearly one million US dollars will be up for grabs in prizes in the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League, organisers have announced.
The array of prizes that the six franchise teams will be battling for over the next four weeks was unveiled as the tournament began on Tuesday.
The prize money for the total of the 21 preliminary matches adds up to US$525,000 (US$25,000 per match) and the semi-finalists will battle it out in a winner take all final match with a winning purse worth US$250,000.
Along with the Man of the Match award of US$1,000 per match across the full 24 matches, and additional player awards the total prize pot for the LCPLT20 will exceed a whopping US$800,000. Official partner, El Dorado’s “Catch of the Match” award will go to the player in each of the 24 matches who makes the most thrilling catch.
Virgin, the official airline of the LCPL T20, will be staging the “Virgin Challenge” which encourages the players to hit balls high into the sky to try and strike the Virgin red balloon positioned over the stadium with the chance to win a round the world trip for two for the master slugger who rises to the challenge.
In addition, title sponsor and Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise owner Limacol has introduced the Super Six award where US$500 per match – 24 matches, US$12,000 in total – will be given to the player who scores the most sixes in that match.
“While being named the winner of the tournament is a great achievement in and of itself we also know that the substantial prize pot plus the fantastic challenges that the sponsors are putting in place will also be a great motivator for the players,” said Limacol CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe.
“We are looking forward to some thrilling clashes as the teams rise to the challenge to try and take home both the bragging rights and the fantastic prize pot.”