New Delhi, May 17 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that the winners of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 would earn a purse of 4 million dollar, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that the victorious team will lift at the Lord's on 16 July.
The total prize pot of 10 million dollar will see the runners-up assured of 2 million dollar and the losing semifinalists 800,000 dollar each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues from 30 May. There are prizes for each league match won, in what promises to be a competitive tournament with the world’s best playing each other in a round-robin format.
The tournament will run from 30 May to 14 July. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on 9 July and 11 July respectively, while the Lord's will host the final on 14 July. There are 10 teams in the tournament which will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals.
So far, Australia are the most successful side, to have lifted the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 while India won in 1983 and 2011. Pakistan clinched in 1992, Sri Lanka in 1996 and the West Indies sweeped the first two editions in 1975 and 1979. UNI