<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=tiny bgColor=#ffffff>ISLAMABAD: Prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced a cash award of rupees one million for each player of the national team for displaying good performance in the World Cup 2011 here on Monday.

He announced this at a reception he hosted in the honour of the Pakistan team, the World Cup semi-finalists.

Speaking on this occasion, the prime minister said that the team reached the semi-final this time and Insha Allah it will play the final in the next World Cup.

He also announced a cash prize of Rs0.5 million each for the officials of the team.

It may be recalled that prior to the prime ministerís reception, chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh, Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Syed Qaim Ali Shah, respectively, had also hosted separate receptions in which they announced cash prizes for the players of the team.</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="30%" align=right><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle></TD><TD align=middle></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>