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
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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
Topics : World Cup 2015 Cricket
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