ICC increases prize money for Women’s World Cup to $2mn

In a major fillip to women’s cricket, the International Cricket Council has increased the prize money for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 from $200,000 to $2 million.

The ICC said it will launch a blueprint for the growth of women’s cricket after the World Cup.   -  Photo: AP

In a major fillip to women’s cricket, the International Cricket Council has increased the prize money for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 by tenfold to $2 million.

It further said that a blueprint for growth and sustainability of women’s cricket will be launched after the World Cup.

Among various other initiatives, the governing body has announced live ball-by-ball video coverage of the World Cup including the introduction of Decision Review System.

Ten matches of the eight-team World Cup will be broadcast live on television while the remaining 21 matches will be live-streamed. The television broadcasts, which will include the two semifinals and the final, will be covered with the help of 30 cameras.

For the final at Lord’s on 23 July, a drone camera and a Spidercam will also be deployed to enhance the coverage of the game, the ICC said.

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