The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced prize money for the winners and runners-up of the World Test Championship final, to be played between India and Australia at The Oval in London from June 7-11, with one day of Booking available June 12.
India qualified for the WTC final for the second time in a row. The Men in Blue lost to New Zealand in the inaugural edition at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Australia, on the other hand, convincingly qualified for their first final as WTC leader.
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The winner of the WTC final will receive 1.6 million dollars
The winner of the 2023 WTC final will receive $1.6 million (Rs 13.23 crore) prize money, while the runners-up will get $800,000 (Rs 6.61 crores). The amount of the prize remains the same as that of the first edition of the championship (2019-21) with a total purse of $3.8 million.
The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team won $1.6 million in prize money for their eight-wicket win against India in a rain-affected match in the previous edition. The Black Caps were awarded the Mace two years ago, which was their first ICC trophy win.
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The nine teams participating in the 2021-23 WTC cycle will get a share of a total purse of $3.8 million based on their place in the points table. South Africa will earn $450,000 after finishing in third place at the end of the ongoing WTC cycle in the longest format.
England will receive $350,000 as they finished fourth in the standings, while Sri Lanka, who was in fifth place, will receive $200,000. Sixth-place New Zealand, seventh-place Pakistan, eighth-place West Indies and ninth-place Bangladesh will win $100,000 each.
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India will be hoping to end their ICC trophy drought by winning the match against Australia in England. The winner of the final match between India and Australia will get the test mace. The Men in Blue won their last Champions Trophy title in 2013 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
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