The ICC has announced that it will make the first Test champion rich. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the prize money for the Test Championship Final.
The final of the preliminary edition of the World Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18, the ICC announced the prize money for the championship.
The winning team of the Test Championship will be awarded 16 million dollars. The losing team will also be awarded 8 million dollars for finishing second in the nine sides.
According to the ICC, the third-ranked team in the points table of the Test champions will be given 4 lakh 50 thousand dollars. The fourth-placed team will receive 3 lakh 50 thousand dollars, while the fifth-placed team will receive 2 lakh 50 thousand dollars.
The ICC has made it clear that if the game is affected by rain on the first day of the World Test Championship final, the follow-on rule will not change, as is usually the case in other Test matches.
It should be noted that the Pakistan team is ranked fifth in the Test Championship points table, the sixth-ranked team will also get one lakh dollars.