The winner of the upcoming World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will get prize money of USD 1.6 million along with the Test Championship Mace, informed the International Cricket Council.
India and New Zealand will be against each other in battle for the prestigious title at Southampton on June 18.
â€œThe winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $ 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace,â€ an ICC statement read.
â€œThe winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $ 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace,â€ the statement read.
â€œThe losing team will get USD 800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was played over a near two-year cycle, adding context to Test cricket and to crown the first official world champions in the longest format of the gameâ€.
â€œThe governing body said that the team finishing third among the nine competition nations will get USD 450,000 cheque, while the prize money for the fourth-placed team will be USD 350,000. The one that finishes fifth gets USD 200,000 while the remaining four teams will get USD 100,000 eachâ€ it said. â€œIn case the final ends in a draw or a tie, the finalists will split the prize money for the first and second places and share possession of the Mace during the time they remain championsâ€ the ICC said.