ICC increases World Cup winner's prize to $4 mn

The total prize pot of USD 10 million will see the runner-up take home USD 2 million and the losing semifinalists USD 800,000 each.

The ICC Cricket World Cup will culminate with the winner lifting the trophy and a prize purse of USD 4 million.   -  Getty Images

The winners of the upcoming ICC men’s World Cup will earn a cash award of  USD 4 million along with the trophy on July 16. It is the highest prize money on offer in the history of the tournament. The previous edition saw the winner earning USD 3.75mn.

The total prize pot of USD 10 million will see the runner-up take home USD 2 million and the losing semifinalists USD 800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues in UK from May 30.

There are prizes for each league match won, in what promises to be a competitive tournament with the world’s best teams playing each other in a round-robin format.

ICC CWC 2019 — Prize Money:

Winner (1) - USD 4,000,000;

Runner-Up (1) -  USD 2,000,00;

Losing SemiFinalists (2) -  USD 800,000 each;

Winners of each league stage match (45) -  USD 40,000 each

Teams that do pass the league stage (6) - USD 100,000 each.