The winner of the 2019 World Cup will be rewarded four million dollars (INR 28.04 crore), the highest prize money to date, the International Cricket Council announced on Saturday (May 17).
Australia received 3,975,000 dollars when they won the 2015 World Cup on their home soil.
Apart from the winner, the runners-up will be given two million dollars (INR 14.02 crore), while the losing semifinalists are assured of 0.80 million dollars (INR 5.60 crore) each.
Overall, the total prize pot will go up to 10 million dollars (INR 70.11 crore), with incentives being given for winning each of the 45 league matches.
The 10-team tournament will get underway from May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa and will conclude on July 14 at Lord’s. The 46-day competition will be played across 11 venues.