World Cup 2015 Prize Money

Updated: 03 February 2015 13:40 IST

A total of USD $10 million will be available, which is an increase of 25 per cent over the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

World Cup 2015 Prize Money

The International Cricket Council has increased the World Cup 2015 prize money to a total of $10 million. This is an increase of 25% over the amount given in the last edition.

Teams participating in the tournament - which starts February 14 - stand to earn as much as $$4,020,000 provided they are unbeaten till the end. If a team loses one match en route to the title, it can still earn $3,975,000.

The World Cup - being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand - will see 14 teams competing against each other. Divided into two groups, every side has already named its 15-member squads.

India are the defending champions while Australia have won the tournament the maximum number of times - 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.

The breakdown of the prize money is:

World Cup Prize Money

Winner US$ 3,750,000
Runner-Up US$ 1,750,000
Losing Semi-Finalists (Two) US$ 600,000
Losing Quarter-Finalists (Four) US$ 600,000
Winner of each Group Match US$ 45,000 X 42
Team eliminated after Group Stage US$ 35,000 X 6 Teams
TOTAL US$ 10,000,000

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