As a result of winning the ACC Trophy Elite, Hong Kong's first ever tournament victory, the Hong Kong Cricket Association will award the squad a bonus of HK$15000 (US$1920) each.

"It's a great gesture by HKCA," says Man of the Match in the Trophy Elite Final Najeeb Amar, "half the players have to give up work to play. It's nice to feel valued." Hong Kong's players have also been on a performance-related bonus scheme this year where century-makers and those to take five-wickets in an innings receive HK$l10000, with 50s and three-fors garnering HK$5000.

Hong Kong next play the ICC World Cricket League Division 4 in Tanzania next month as they look to reach World Cup 2011.

Filed September 5, 2008