|Player:||RT Ponting, GC Smith|
DateLine: 24th March 2009
Australian and South African captains will pick up cheques for US$175,000 as their teams will be top of the Test and ODI tables at 1 April cut-off. 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 Wednesday 25 March. The ceremony will take place at the Wanderers Club on Wednesday and the presentations will be made by David Richardson, ICC General Manager - Cricket.
Captain Ricky Ponting will accept the mace and a cheque for US175,000 on behalf of Cricket Australia for leading the team that finishes top of the Test Championship table on the annual cut-off date of 1 April. He will also pick up a cheque for US$75,000 for coming second in the ODI Championship on the same date. Meanwhile, Graeme Smith will accept the shield and a cheque for US$175,000 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 US$75,000 for being second in the Test Championship on the 1 April cut-off.