Sri Lanka given extra incentive

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The Sri Lankan team will be rewarded with a one million dollar bonus should they beat India in the final of the World T20 on Sunday, the country's cricket board announced.

<b>The Sri Lankan team will be rewarded with a one million dollar bonus should they beat India in the final of the World T20 on Sunday, the country's cricket board announced.</b>

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Friday that the players' fee will be tripled should they win the tournament for the first time.

"The Executive Committee of SLC which met at an emergency meeting yesterday decided to offer $1.5 million (including the original fee of $500,000) to the national team players in the event that they win the final," the board said in a statement.

Sri Lanka lost to the West Indies on home soil in the previous edition of the World T20, and takes on India in Dhaka on Sunday, the team who beat them in the final of the 2011 World Cup.

Sri Lanka are yet to win an ICC event since the 1996 World Cup under Arjuna Ranatunga.

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