Winning T20 World Cup team to get US$1.6 millionMonday, October 11, 2021
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — The winners of the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup will be awarded US$1.6 million, while the runners-up will take home US$800,000, the ICC announced Sunday.
The two losing semi-finalists will be rewarded a prize of US$400,000 each. Overall, a sum of US$5.6 million will be allocated for the tournament which will be shared by the 16 participating teams.
West Indies are the defending champions after lifting the 2016 crown.
The ICC said it will also continue to award a bonus amount for every win during the Super 12 stage of the tournament, as was the case during the 2016 edition of the tournament. The victors during all the 30 matches during the Super 12 stage will be given US $40,000 — amounting to a total pot of US $1.2 million.
The teams which get knocked out in the Super 12 stage will be awarded US$70,000 each, amounting to a total sum of US $560,000.
The same set-up is in place to reward teams during their Round 1 victories, where again, they will be rewarded US$40,000 during the 12 matches during the stage, totalling US$480,000. The four teams which get knocked out during round one will get US$40,000 each from an overall prize pool of US$160,000.
The eight teams participating in Round 1 will are Bangladesh, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and West Indies are the eight confirmed teams for the Super 12 stage of the tournament in the UAE and Oman.
Apart from the prize money for the 2021 edition of the tournament, the ICC also announced there will be drinks breaks during each match. The duration of the break will of 2 minutes and 30 seconds and will take place at the halfway mark of each innings.