Not long past, Cricket South Africa (CSA) congratulated the Momentum Proteas for qualifying for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
That was after the national women’s team defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the Super Six stage of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Colombo.
Then, CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat announced that South Africans should look forward to the Momentum Proteas “challenging for the ultimate honours at the ICC Women’s World Cup…”
Now, the Momentum Proteas are set to take their place on the highest global stage of women cricket. And, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the details of an enhanced prize money for the tournament.
It was in May that ICC first expressed the intent to enhance the stature of women’s cricket. Then, ICC disclosed that the prize money for the tournament would be 10 times of the amount at stake in the 2013 edition.
BuzzSouthAfrica can now confirm that the prize money for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup is $2 million.
While the top eight teams of the world will be vying for a winner’s prize of $ 660,000, the runner-up team will get $330,000; and the losing semifinalists – 165,000 each.
An excerpt from the statement ICC issued in this regard read:
“The eight top teams of the world will be vying for a winner’s prize of $ 660,000 in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which will be held in the United Kingdom from 24 June to 23 July.
The prize money filters down the ladder with the runner-up winning $ 330,000 and the losing semifinalists 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.”
Meanwhile, the statement further divulged that the teams will tune up for the pinnacle tournament with warm-up matches.
The matches will begin today 19 June with host England taking on Sri Lanka in Chesterfield and India playing New Zealand in Derbyshire.
Below is the full schedule of the warm-up matches:
- 19 June: New Zealand v India in Derbyshire; England v Sri Lanka in Chesterfield.
- 20 June: West Indies v Pakistan in Leicestershire; Australia v South Africa in Oakham.
- 21 June: England v New Zealand in Derbyshire; India v Sri Lanka in Chesterfield.
- 22 June: Australia v Pakistan in Leicestershire; West Indies v South Africa in Oakham.