HEADLINE: Huge bonuses for foreign players who play in PSL home matches

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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10/2/17 7:05:28 AM 

LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC) — West Indies players who opt to play matches in Pakistan during next year's Pakistan Super League will benefit from Pakistan Cricket Board largesse, with foreign players being offered US$10,000 per game.
Media reports here said the match bonuses would be paid in addition to the players' existing contracts, with the hope of encouraging international players to make themselves available for the home matches.
For the first time next year, the PSL is set to host six to eight matches in Pakistan, with the remainder scheduled to be played at the usual venues in United Arab Emirates.
This home schedule is expected to include double-headers in Lahore and Karachi.
If the move comes to fruition, it will mark the first time PSL matches will be played inside Pakistan.


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link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/2/17 7:22:21 AM 
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$10,000 per game??? As mi Bredrin in JA would say, that's monkey money. That must be a typo. The actual figure surely is more like $100,000 per game

link Gun_Play Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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10/2/17 8:52:20 AM 
In reply to Walco

10k bonus per home match isn't bad.

100k per match???

I would play one match and done. big grin

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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10/2/17 8:57:19 AM 
In reply to Walco
Peanuts as we call it.

Pakistan is not safe for foreigners and sooner rather than later someone's family is going to regret they could not convince their love one not to go there.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/2/17 9:35:33 AM 
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If I’m a cricketer who is being asked to put my life on the line, the pay would have to enough to take care of my family if I die. Plus, CWI would have to pay for a $2,000,000 life insurance with my kids as beneficiaries.

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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10/2/17 11:00:58 AM 
Ha Ha .. refer to one of my post on this matter two weeks ago smile

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 16, 2003
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10/2/17 11:26:42 AM 
In reply to Walco
U sure dem cricketers thinking like you. I am sure if you dangle this in front of a few WI players the reward go outweigh the risks.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/2/17 12:30:54 PM 
In reply to carl0002

True. $10,000 per match might me mucho dinero for some, but not for the stars. At this point, Pakistan will probably take what they get. Time for Tino and Floyd Reifer to eat a food smile

link Baje Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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10/2/17 1:08:16 PM 
In reply to Walco
People all over the caribbean risk their lives for far less. Construction workers..policemen ..drug dealers..fishermen.. lots of dangerous activities out there

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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10/2/17 1:31:43 PM 
In reply to Baje
It is not the same thing as going to Pakistan or Afghanistan to play cricket.

link RemainsUnknown Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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10/2/17 2:21:40 PM 
In reply to Walco

Time for Tino and Floyd Reifer to eat a food smile
Oh SNAP! I hope Tino doesn't read this msg brd.

If you check the man social media... & hear him on commentary from time to time, you would think he's the best cricketer in his day...

hahaha

link positiveg Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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10/2/17 3:53:13 PM 
10k extra per match they mean
Cause i think they was saying the guys from the World XI who played PAK in the 3 T20's a couple weeks ago got like 100K

link Baje Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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10/2/17 6:02:51 PM 
In reply to Star
In terms of perception? or statistical likelihood of being killed or injured?

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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10/2/17 6:04:28 PM 
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more likely to be killed in the US of A by terrorists than in Pakistan?

the numbers doh lie

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/2/17 10:44:42 PM 
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Your link is not working, but I think a touring international cricket team is more likely to be targeted by terrorists than the average joe citizen or tourist.

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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10/3/17 7:03:06 AM 
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and these players will not have the sort of security the recent intl team had?

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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10/3/17 10:57:32 AM 
In reply to Star
Pakistan is not safe for foreigners and sooner rather than later someone's family is going to regret they could not convince their love one not to go there.

The same can be said for half of the countries in the world including the great US of A

link tops Joined: Jan 13, 2003
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10/3/17 12:38:51 PM 
In reply to Walco
"Plus, CWI would have to pay for a $2,000,000 life insurance with my kids as beneficiaries."
U sure u want to do that? Isn't That opening up a whole tin a worms? When all them unknown pickneys start laying claim to that $2 mil not much would left... big grin big grin

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/3/17 3:20:19 PM 
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Of course they will have maximum security. But they will be targets nonetheless. By the way, the Sri Lankan cricket team had security also, but I doutt it was as much as the West Indies team will have. Time will tail regarding the store, I for one I would not go. Simple risk reward calculation for me.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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10/3/17 3:23:09 PM 
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lol lol lol I have two children with my wife and zero unknown children wink wink wink

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