Prize Money Announced For India vs New Zealand WTC Final 2021 Winners and Runners-Up

Prize Money Announced For India vs New Zealand WTC Final 2021 Winners and Runners-Up

ICC announced the WTC Final prize money on Monday. The ICC World Test Championship Final 20 will have India play against New Zealand from Friday

The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace.

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“The losing team will get $ 800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was played over a near two-year cycle, adding context to Test cricket and to crown the first official world champions in the longest format of the game,” ICC said in an official release.

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WTC Final 2021 Prize Money For Winners And Runners-Up

Apart from the winners and runners-up, the governing body said that the team finishing third among the nine competition nations will get a $450,000 cheque. Meanwhile, the prize money for the fourth-placed team will be $350,000. It shall be $200,000 for the fifth team and $100,000 each for the remaining teams.

The maiden World Test Championship started from August 1, 2019. India qualified for the final by finishing on top of the points table while New Zealand claimed the second spot. In addition to $1.6 million, the team claiming the inaugural world champions title in the longest format of the game will get the Test Mace. The teams topping the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings were the ones who got it previously.

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The ICC World Test Championship Mace

The English luxury brand Thomas Lyte has designed The Mace which is based around the global nature of Test cricket and the competing nations. Its focal point is the cricket ball since it is at the core of the game whether being bowled, hit or fielded. Encircling the ball is the globe, referencing the global reach of Test cricket. One can see the silver-gilt cricket ball through the oceans of the map, as the ICC said in a release.

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In case the final ends in a draw or a tie, the finalists will split the prize money for the first and second places and share possession of the Mace during the time they remain champions.

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