The ICC has announced the prize money for the World Test Championship Final. Apart from the finalists, other teams will also be given money.
Southampton: The ICC World Test Championship Final match between India and New Zealand is going to start from next Friday. You will be surprised to hear that the prize money will be given after this match.
Prize money announcement
The champion team of the World Test Championship final (ICC WTC Final) will be given 1.6 million US dollars (about Rs 12 crore) and the losing team will be given 8 lakh dollars (about Rs 6 crore). The ICC announced this on Monday. The final match between India and New Zealand will be played from June 18 at the Aegeas Bowl in Southampton.
Other teams will also get money
The ICC issued a statement saying, “The team ranked third in the WTC points table will receive $450,000, the fourth-place team will receive $350,000 and the fifth-place team will receive $200,000, while the rest of the teams will receive $100,000.” .’
test mace will be given
The ICC said in a statement, ‘The Test mace, which was previously given to the team that tops the ICC Test rankings, will now go to the champion team of the WTC. If the final match ends in a draw or a tie, then both the finalists will share the prize money and will also share the mess as long as they remain champions.
Kiwi team spirits
New Zealand’s team defeated England 1-0 in the 2-match Test series just before the WTC final, which would have boosted their spirits. Team India, captained by Virat Kohli, defeated England 3-1 in March this year to make it to the final.