Test mace and ODI shield to be presented to Ponting, Smith in Johannesburg

March 23rd, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Dubai, Mar.23 (ANI): The presentation of the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship mace and the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship shield plus prize money cheques will be made to the captains of the Australia and South Africa teams in Johannesburg on March 25. The ceremony will take place at the Wanderers Club and David Richardson, ICC General Manager Cricket, will make the presentations. Australian Captain Ricky Ponting will accept the mace and a cheque for 175,000 dollars on behalf of Cricket Australia for leading the team that finishes top of the Test Championship table on the annual cut-off date of April 1. He will also pick up a cheque for 75,000 dollars for coming second in the ODI Championship on the same date. South African Graeme Smith will accept the shield and a cheque for 175,000 dollars on behalf of Cricket South Africa in recognition of his team finishing top of the ODI Championship table. He will also accept a cheque for 75,000 dollars for being second in the Test Championship on the April 1 cut-off. There will be a photo opportunity and an opportunity for a brief question-and-answer session with both captains and Richardson. (ANI)

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