ICC announces prize money for World Test Championship Final winner and runner-up
The winner of the inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand is headed for a big pay day as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the prize money for the finalists.
The final of the WTC will be played at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton from June 18. “The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $ 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace.
“The losing team will get $ 800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was played over a near two-year cycle, adding context to Test cricket and to crown the first official world champions in the longest format of the game,” ICC said in an official release.
“The prize money for the team finishing third in the ICC World Test Championship Standings Powered by MRF Tyres is $ 450,000. The team fourth on the table will be awarded $ 350,000, the one that finishes fifth gets $ 200,000 while the remaining four teams will get $ 100,000 each.
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