Proteas to profit from Test success
South Africa are to pick up $450,000 after ensuring they will hold the Test mace on the April 1 cut-off date with a four-wicket victory over Pakistan.
The Proteas have been at the summit of the world rankings since overcoming England 2-0 last summer, strengthening their position over the ensuing months.
A win at Newlands in the second Test against Misbah-ul-Haq’s men yesterday took South Africa to an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
The prize for topping the standings has increased significantly from last year, when England scooped $175,000 for achieving the feat.
For the chasing pack, there is plenty to play for given that second place earns the significant sum of $350,000. England lead the way at the moment, sitting a point ahead of third-placed Australia.