England and Pakistan are all set to cross swords in what could be a high-voltage clash at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday and the winner will also receive a massive amount as prize money.
The two sides have a chance of winning their second T20 World Cup crown and along with that, there’s also a huge prize money at stake, $ 1.6 million, which the winning team will get to take home.
In Indian currency, the winning amount is roughly around 13.03 crore while the runners-up will receive half of it.
Now let’s compare the prize money of the showpiece event with the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and other popular T20 leagues around the world.
Notably, Gujarat Titans, winning team of IPL 2022, were awarded prize money of Rs 20 crore, which is nearly seven crores more than the prize money for winning the World Cup.
On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars, winner of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022, received prize money of Rs. 3.40 crore.
Meanwhile, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) winner Jamaica Tallawahs received prize money worth Rs 8.14 crore, whereas, the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champs receive prize money worth Rs 6.92 crore.
Coming to the Australian Big Bash League (BBL), Perth Scorchers, winners of last edition, receive an amount of Rs 3.66 crore, whereas England’s The Hundred has a prize pool of Rs 1.3 crore.
Now let us know how much prize money did Team India receive as semifinalists?
Significantly, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India received a prize money of $400,000, which is nearly around Rs 3.22 crore for being the losing semi-finalist. Meanwhile, the Men in Blue will also receive an additional $40,000 for each of the four Super 12 stage wins, which means another $160,000 or Rs 1.28 crore. Overall, Team India’s total prize money from the tournament is $560,000 or Rs 4.50 crore.