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ICC doubles Women's World Cup winner's prize money to $1.32 million

The total prize money has also gone up by 75% to $3.5 million

England, winners of the 2017 edition, were awarded $2 million for their triumph  •  AFP

England, winners of the 2017 edition, were awarded $2 million for their triumph  •  AFP

The ICC has doubled the prize money for the winners of the upcoming Women's ODI World Cup to $1.32 million. They have also increased the overall prize money pot by 75%, with eight teams getting a share of $3.5 million, a figure $1.5 million more than the 2017 edition which England had won.
The runners-up will take home $600,000, which is $270,000 more than what second-placed India received in 2017. The two losing semi-finalists will receive $300,000 each, while the four teams who will fly back home after the group stage will be awarded a sum of $70,000 - up from the $30,000 prize from the previous edition.
Every group stage win will also earn the teams a reward of $25,000 per victory from a total pot of $700,000.
That makes it a rise in the prize money for consecutive editions of the Women's ODI World Cup. The total prize money between the 2013 and the 2017 edition had seen a ten-fold increase when it went up from $200,000 to $2 million. England, the 2017 winners, got a reward of $660,000 after beating India by nine runs at Lord's to claim their fourth title.
Eight teams are participating at the World Cup this year - to run from March 4 to April 3 in New Zealand - with a total of 28 league games to be played in a round-robin format. Four sides will then move to the semi-finals to be played in Wellington and Christchurch, followed by the final in Christchurch.