Prize money doubled for Women’s WC winner

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that the winners of the ICC Women’s World Cup will be given a prize money of $1.32 million, which is double the amount that was awarded in 2017 edition in England. The overall prize money pot has seen an increase of 75 per cent, with the eight teams taking home a share of $3.5 million that is $1.5 million more than the previous edition. A sum of $600,000 will be awarded to the runners-up, $270,000 more than India were rewarded in 2017 for finishing as runners-up to England in 2017 at Lord’s. The two losing semi-finalists will get $300,000 each while the four teams who exit at the group stages will be awarded a sum of $70,000 up from the $30,000 prize from the previous edition. Every group stage win will also earn the teams a reward of $25,000 per victory from a total pot of $700,000. The showpiece tournament will be played in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3. The matches will be played across six venues with the tournament opener taking place between hosts New Zealand and the West Indies at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The final will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on April 3. UNI BAV RNJ

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