The cricketing world is buzzing with anticipation as the ICC World Cup 2023 final unfolds at the grand Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The clash between cricketing powerhouses India and Australia is not just a match; it’s a spectacle that promises to captivate over one lakh fans inside the stadium and millions watching online.
How Much Will The Finalists and Semi-Finalists of World Cup 2023 Get?
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have spared no expense in making this final a memorable event. The summit clash will not only witness an intense battle on the pitch but also feature an air show by the Indian Air Force and special performances by acclaimed singers Jonita Gandhi, Pritram, and Akasa Singh. The stage is set for a cricketing extravaganza of epic proportions.
Apart from the glory and the coveted World Cup trophy, the winning team and the runners-up will be rewarded handsomely by the ICC. The champion of the 2023 ODI World Cup Final will receive a staggering sum of US $4 million (INR 33,25,08,400), while the runners-up will take home exactly half of that, amounting to US $2 million (INR 16,62,54,200). Even the losing semi-finalists, South Africa and New Zealand, will not leave empty-handed, receiving US $800,000 (INR 6,65,01,680) each.
Prize Distribution Across the Board
The remaining six teams that couldn’t secure a spot in the top four—England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Netherlands, and Afghanistan—will each be awarded $100,000 (INR 83,17,710). Additionally, the winners of each league-stage match will receive $40,000 (INR 33,25,242). In total, the ICC will distribute an impressive sum of US $10 million or INR 83,13,10,500 as part of the prize money for the tournament.
The India vs Australia World Cup 2023 final holds special significance as it marks a 20-year gap since the two teams last faced off in a World Cup final. Memories of the 2003 final in Johannesburg linger, where Ricky Ponting‘s Australia emerged victorious, shattering Indian hopes. However, discounting Australia in this final would be a mistake, as the teams gear up for a high-stakes clash that promises to be a cricketing extravaganza for the ages.