ICC increases women's World Cup prizes

June 19, 2017
West Indies Women (from left) Anisa Mohammed, Merissa Aguilleira, Deandra Dottin and Britney Cooper celebrate a wicket during the first one-day international between West Indies Women and England Women at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium in October last year.

The West Indies women's team will be vying for a winner's prize of $660,000 in the International Cricket Council ICC Women's World Cup 2017, at the tournament to be held in the United Kingdom from June 24 to July 23.

In line with the ICC's strategy of enhancing the stature of women's cricket, the ICC had earlier in May announced that the total prize money for the tournament would be $2 million, 10 times the amount at stake in the 2013 edition.

The prize money filters down the ladder, with the runner-up winning $330,000 and the losing semi-finalists getting $165,000 each. Teams exiting at the group stage will get $30,000 each, while each win in the group stage will earn a side $20,000.

The teams will get to tune up for the pinnacle tournament with the warm-up matches, which commence on 19 June with host England taking on Sri Lanka in Chesterfield and India playing New Zealand in Derbyshire.

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