The Hotel Devotee SPA Cup Inter-college Cricket Tournament — one of the reputed tournaments outside Kathmandu — has soared as the highest cash prize event of Nepal.
The tournament which is scheduled to begin from January 30 to February 7 at the Seti Zone Police Office grounds in Dhangadhi will give away half million rupees to champions. There are no other tournaments in Nepal with the cash prize for the champions exceeding more than Rs 1,50,000.
The prize money has been raised by more than 100 percent compared to the previous edition.
The runners-up will walk away with Rs 2000, 000. The man-of-the-series will get Rs 50,000 with the best batsman, bowler, fielder and foreign payers will get Rs 25,000 apiece. The emerging player of the tournament will be rewarded with a cricket kit.
The amount from the cash prizes alone amounts to one million rupees. Every man-of-the-match will get Rs 5,000. A total of 16 teams will participate in the tournament. The total budget of the tournament is five million rupees.