SA to play richest ever match against Windies

Published: Thursday, June 1, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Johannesburg:With a Texan-born merchant dangling a five-million-dollar carrot, South Africa and the West Indies will collide head on in an international Twenty20 match to be played in Antigua in November.

Even a defeat in the match would leave any of the side richer by a whopping appearance fee of one lakh dollar and their travel and accommodation costs will also be covered.

This is going to be the richest prize in any form of cricket match. Scheduled after the Champions Trophy final in India, this is a brainchild of Allan Stanton, the Texan born local billionaire.

Stanford has spent 28 million dollar sponsoring the domestic West Indian Twenty20 competition.

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