Prize Money for Cricket World Cup 2019: The Sportsrush present before you the full prize money to be given in 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is into its last stage now. In another three hours, a new World Cup champion team will be in front of us as both New Zealand and England haven’t won a World Cup till now.
If England win the World Cup, they will become the third team ever to win a World Cup at home. It is worth mentioning that the last two editions of the World Cup were won by home teams only – India (2011) and Australia (2015).
The same would mean that New Zealand will become the second team to lose two World Cup finals on the trot. The Kiwis had earlier lost the tournament in 2015 against Australia. Sri Lanka are the only team to lose two consecutive World Cup finals – 2007 and 2011.
Prize Money for Cricket World Cup 2019
The quadrennial event will distribute prize money worth $10 million (INR 68.5 crore). While the winner of this final match will receive $4 million (INR 27.4 crore), the runner-up will receive $2 million (INR 13.7 crore).
The only team to successfully defend less than 241 to win a Men’s Cricket World Cup final were India in #CWC83
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 14, 2019
The losing semi-finalists in India and Australia will receive prize money worth $800,000 (INR 5.48 crore) each. It is worth mentioning that this World Cup had been allotted the highest prize money ever for a Cricket World Cup.
Having said that, the given prize money is nothing in comparison to prize money of major events in other World Cups. The prize money of Lawn Tennis Grand Slams range in between INR 320-370 crore. As far as the Football World Cup is concerned, the prize money for the same is generally in excess of INR 2,700 crore.