WTC winners to get $1.6 million prize money

All nine teams will get a share in the $3.8 million purse

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The winners of next month's World Test Championship Final between India and Australia at The Oval will take home $1.6 million in prize money, while runners-up will get richer by $8,00,000, the ICC announced here on Friday.

The championship decider will be played at The Oval, London from June 7-11 with June 12 as the reserve day. The tournament prize money is the same as that for the inaugural World Test Championship Final in 2019-21 -- a total purse of $3.8 million besides the WTC Mace.

The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side was rewarded with $1.6 million besides the glittering Mace in Southampton two years ago, courtesy an eight-wicket win over India in the six-day final.

All nine teams will get a share in the $3.8 million purse with South Africa earning $4,50,000 for finishing third in the WTC 2021-23 standings.

England, who made a late surge and finished their campaign in fourth spot, will bag $3,50,000.

Sri Lanka, who were among the top teams in the race for a spot in the decider during the epic finale, finished fifth to earn $2,00,000. 

The remaining teams New Zealand (No.6), Pakistan (No.7), West Indies (No.8), and Bangladesh (No.9) will be rewarded with a sum of $1,00,000 each. 

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