The winners of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of 1.6 million dollar along with the Test Championship mace, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday.
According to ICC release, the losing team will get 800,000 dollar 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.
The prize money for the team finishing third in the ICC World Test Championship Standings is 450,000 dollar.
The team fourth on the table will be awarded 350,000 dollar, the one that finishes fifth gets 200,000 dollar while the remaining four teams will get 100,000 dollar each.
Meanwhile, the Test Mace, previously given to teams topping the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings will now be given to the WTC winners.
‘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,’ the ICC said.