Zimbabwe cricketers agree to payment deal for World T20

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“The players have signed contracts and all is well now”

Zimbabwe’s cricketers have agreed to a payment structure put forth by Zimbabwe Cricket for the upcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh later this month.

According to sources, the cricketers will receive US$11,500 each and bonuses as high as US$2,700 for every match they win in the second round of the tournament.

The deal was made under the watchful eye of International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson.

“Players have been paid a [large] sum towards the World Cup contract,” Zimbabwe Professional Cricketers’ Association (ZPCA) secretary-general, Eliah Zvimba, told Herald, a Zimbabwe-based newspaper. “The amount covers the appearance and match fees. The players have signed contracts and all is well now. We will continue negotiating for a percentage from the ICC revenues to secure salaries for players after the World Cup.”

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