Cricket boards promise hefty prizes for World Cup winners


KARACHI: Most of the cricket boards have promised hefty sums as prize money to the cricketers if they emerge victorious in the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, ARY News reports.

The Cricket World Cup will begin on 14th February with curtain raiser between co-hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hegley Oval. The second match between traditional rivals Australia and England will be played at legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The cricket boards have promised huge sums as incentives to their national cricket teams.

Co-hosts New Zealand have opened its pockets for the cricketers promising 3,50,000 dollars to each member of the team if they grab the coveted trophy to home.

Pakistan Cricket Board has also promised big prizes for the Misbah XI if they repeat the 1992 victory of the golden boys led by charismatic Imran Khan.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced $3.975 million for the winners. The team that will lose the final on March 29 at Melbourne can win $1.75 million while the two losing semi-finalists will get $600,000 each.

The four losing quarter-finalists will receive $300,000 each while the winners of each group match will get $45,000 per match.

The six teams eliminated from the first stage will also get $35,000 each.