Cash prizes for players, fans in CPL

Georgetown (Guyana), Aug 3 (IANS/CMC) Players hitting a six that travels the longest distance and the most creatively outrageous fan will receive special cash incentives during matches of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Organisers of the tournament say the two competitions are geared at enhancing the match experience of both the players and the fans, reports CMC.

The player winning the Super Six award will get $500 while $100 dollars will be presented to the Cool Fan who shows support for team and Limacol brand, the sponsors of the tournament.

The best Cool Fan, one for each of the 19 game days, will be identified during the match and the prize will be awarded at the conclusion of each game.

Limacol Marketing Manager Trevor Bassoo hopes the Cool Fan prize will "encourage the continuity of the love West Indian cricket fans have for demonstrating their support for their teams."

The Super Six award was given to Barbados Tridents captain Kieron Pollard in the first match of the tournament against St. Lucia Zouks while James Franklin of the Guyana Amazon Warriors took the prize in the second match against Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.

"Scoring sixes is cool. The fans love it and we at Limacol are always looking for exciting ways to promote activities that the fans enjoy," Bassoo said.

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