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ICC hikes prize money for Champions Trophy

New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates South Africa's Dwaine Pretorius being bowled with teammate Tim Southee in a match against South Africa ICC Champion's Trophy: Amul becomes New Zealand cricket team's prime sponsor
Eleena Tovar | 15 May, 2017, 20:16

The winners of June's International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy will pocket $2.2 million (£1.7 million/€2 million), it has been announced.

The victor of cricket's Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June will earn US$2.2 million (NZ$3.2m). The total prize money for the 2013 edition of the World Cup was a mere $200,000 (approx ₹1.2 crores) but this time around it has been increased to a massive $2 million (₹12.8 crores). While the victor of this year's tournament will get $2.2 million, the runner-up will get a cheque of $1.1 million, the agency reported. Teams finishing third in each group would take home $90,000, while the teams finishing last in each pool would receive $60,000 each, the ICC added. The Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford, has been preparing the squad for the 50-over tournament starting from June 1.

India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka will contest Group B.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will begin from June 1 and will continue until June 18. It also would mark the first time that Amul has sponsored a team outside India, as ever since the inception, no Indian company has ever sponsored a foreign team.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are unhappy about at a reduction in their revenue share from the global governing body.

The popular Indian Dairy company, Amul, has recently announced that they will be sponsoring the Black Caps, New Zealand team in the upcoming Champions Trophy.

A draft constitution by an ICC working group committee was passed in principle last month, however, which would reduce the amount enjoyed by the three countries. They will know conditions better than the rest of the teams but they have not done too well in tournaments in the past, ' Starc said.