The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup’s group stage has concluded with India remaining undefeated and leading the points table after 45 matches. However, the title’s ultimate winner remains unknown.
On Wednesday, the semi-finals will commence with India taking on New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and South Africa facing Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. The final match is set to take place on November 19 in Ahmedabad.
The Sri Lankan team, which played with many young players, had to give up their hopes of the semi-finals due to the poor performance of the team throughout the tournament.
Moreover, their 9th position in the points table prevented them from qualifying for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.
Not only that, due to the consecutive defeats suffered by the Sri Lankan team in the World Cup, both the administration of Sri Lanka cricket and the political arena have become highly contentious.
The International Cricket Council’s decision to suspend the membership of Sri Lanka Cricket made the situation even more serious.
In this article, we are not focusing on the current Sri Lankan cricket crisis. Instead, our focus today is on the prize money awarded to the countries that took part in the World Cup, including Sri Lanka, but were eliminated during the preliminary round.
World Cup winner to receive USD 4 million
The winners of the 10-team tournament will be awarded prize money of USD 4 million, along with the trophy that they will lift at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
The second-place finishers will be awarded a sum of $2 million, whereas the semi-finalists who do not advance to the final will each receive $800,000 from the overall prize pool of $10 million.
The group stage winners get a prize of US$40,000 for each match they win, while the six teams that do not make it to the semi-finals will receive a payment of US$100,000.
Who has the most prize money at the end of the group stage?
The 10 teams that played in the tournament have received prize money as follows.
- India – $360,000 (40,000×9) (LKR 11.7 Crores)
- South Africa – $280,000 (40,000×7) (LKR 9.1 Crores)
- Australia – $280,000 (40,000×7) (LKR 9.1 Crores)
- New Zealand -$200,000 (40,000×5) (LKR 6.5 Crores)
- Pakistan – $160000 (40,000×4) + $100,000 = $260,000 (LKR 8.5 Crores)
- Afghanistan – $160,000 (40,000×4) + $100,000 = $260,000 (LKR 8.5 Crores)
- England – $120,000 (40,000×3) + $100,000 = $220,000 (LKR 7.1 Crores)
- Bangladesh – $80,000 (40,000×2) + $100,000 = $180,000 (LKR 5.8 Crores)
- Sri Lanka – $80,000 (40,000×2) + $100,000 = $180,000 (LKR 5.8 Crores)
- Netherlands – $80,000 (40,000×2) + $100,000 = $180,000 (LKR 5.8 Crores)