On Friday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the cash prize money for all the teams that took part in the ongoing World Test Championship 2021-23. The WTC final is scheduled to take place between Australia and India. This will be played between June 7 and 11 at the Oval in England.
Australia became the first team to qualify, followed by India after beating the Aussies 3-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home. Both finalists will also get a huge amount of money other than the WTC mess.
As per the announcement, the winner of the WTC final between India and Australia will get a prize of USD 1.6 million, while the runners-up will get a cash prize of USD 800,000. It is the same as the last WTC edition in 2021, with a total purse value of USD 3.8 million.
Last edition, New Zealand won the final, beating India, and took away the prize of USD 1.6 million with a magnificent WTC mess in Southampton. On the other hand, all nine WTC participants will get a share each from the total money announced.
South Africa, who finished third on the table, will get USD 450,000, and England, who looked to have found their mojo back, finished fourth and got a prize of USD 350,000. Sri Lanka, who were among the front-runners for the final but lost their last series to New Zealand and dropped to fifth place, will get USD 200,000.
New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, and Bangladesh, who are ranked sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth, will get USD 100,000 each. On the other hand, the first batch of the Indian team landed in the UK on Tuesday and started their training. Other players, including skipper Rohit Sharma along with Virat Kohli, will join the team after the conclusion of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. It will be the second shot for the Men in Blue in a row to win the WTC title.