ICC will increase prize cash for the upcoming Ladies’s T20 World Cup in 2020

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It’s about constructing a product that followers wish to watch, says ICC Chief Government Manu Sawhney.

ICC Women's World T20 2018
ICC Ladies’s World T20 2018. (Picture Supply: ICC)

The prize cash for ICC ladies’s occasions will probably be elevated by $2.6 million. The rise follows an increase within the income generated by the game, a proportion of which is assigned to prize cash.

For the occasion in Australia subsequent 12 months the winners and runners up will now obtain $1 million and $500,000 respectively; 5 instances the quantity on supply in 2018. An general 320% improve within the prize pot for 2020 (in comparison with 2018) will see each single one of many 10 competing groups obtain considerably extra as a part of ongoing efforts to drive improved requirements all through the sport and never simply rewarding the highest finish.

There may also be a considerable improve within the cash obtainable for the ICC Ladies’s World Cup 2021 with the prize pot rising to $three.5m from $2m in 2017.

We wish to construct a long-term sustainable basis for girls’s cricket: ICC CEO

The Board authorized the institution of an U19 Ladies’s T20 World Cup with the primary version to be performed in Bangladesh in 2021 and each two years after that.

ICC Chief Government Manu Sawhney mentioned: “We’ve already said our long-term dedication to achieve parity throughout males’s and ladies’s cricket as a part of a broader plan to develop and develop the ladies’s recreation.

It is a journey we began in earnest in 2017

“We wish to construct a long-term sustainable basis for girls’s cricket and that’s about extra than simply prize cash. It’s about constructing a product that followers wish to watch, that children wish to take up, that sponsors and broadcasters wish to be a part of. Making a Ladies’s U19 occasion additionally improves the pathway obtainable to younger cricketers and ensures they’ve the identical alternatives as their male counterparts.

“It is a journey we began in earnest in 2017 and subsequent 12 months it’s our ambition to fill the MCG on Worldwide Ladies’s Day for the ultimate of the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup 2020 which might be a world document for a ladies’s sporting occasion. This important improve in prize cash and the introduction of a Ladies’s U19 occasion is a part of a a lot bigger effort to develop the ladies’s recreation world wide.”