What will the victors in the Stanford 20/20 for 20 match become?
They will become “dollar millionaires” or ‘not real millionaires’ to you – because of course we don’t have dollars in this country.
It really brings it home that this isn’t really about you, the supporter and it isn’t even about the teams taking part, because the whole marketing of the event revolves around it being ’20/20 for 20′ and about each winning player earning a million.
If you’re English, those things aren’t true. At the time of writing it’s 20/20 for £12,622,279 and each winning player will earn £631,114.
That marketing is not aimed at England, yet the national side is one half of the on-field spectacle.
Cricket prizes should never be in US dollars, whatever the event.