ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: ICC announces details of enhanced prize money

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. In line with the ICC s strategy of enhancing the stature of women s cricket, the ICC had earlier in May announced that the total prize money for the tournament would be $2 million, 10 times of the amount at stake in the 2013 edition. 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 teams will get to tune up for the pinnacle tournament with the warm-up matches which commence on 19 June with host England taking on Sri Lanka in Chesterfield and India playing New Zealand in Derbyshire.

The practice match schedule:

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.