The International Cricket Council has increased the prize money for the Women’s World Cricket Cup 2017 by 10 times. The newly announced prize money for the prestigious tournament is USD $2 million which is double of the last edition. The prize money for 2013 Women’s World Cup was $100,000 which was won by the Australian team.
It is a major boost for women’s cricket and now they can fully rely on the cricket for their income which was difficult for women cricketers earlier. The 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be played in England from 24 June to 23 July 2017.
The ICC chief executive, David Richardson said, “The ICC Women’s World Cup is the pinnacle of the women’s game and as such the players should be rewarded appropriately.” “Two million dollars is the first step towards greater parity and recognition. The prize fund for the 2013 edition was just $200,000, and this announcement shows a greater level of commitment than ever before.
He also added, “Two million dollars is the first step towards greater parity and recognition. The prize fund for the 2013 edition was just $200,000, and this announcement shows a greater level of commitment than ever before.”
It is also confirmed by the ICC that, for the first time in the competition’s history, every game of Women’s World Cup will be broadcasted live with 10 matches broadcast on television while the remaining 21 matches will be avilable through live streaming. Thirty cameras will use to capture the action while eight additional Hawk-Eye cameras will be set up for ultra-motion ball tracking.