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ICC offers R59m prize money for Champions Trophy

Cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the prize money for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, being hosted by England and Wales from June 1 to 18, with a total of $4.5 million (R59.3 million) on offer.

The winners will receive a cheque of $2.2 million (R29 million), with $1.1 million (R14.5 million) for runner-up.

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Pakistan’s former Cricket captain Younis Khan poses with the 2017 ICC Champions trophy. Photo: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

The eighth edition of the tournament sees an increase of $500,000 (R6.6 million) in prize money from the 2013 edition, which was also played at the three venues being used this time – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval.

The two losing semi-finalists will earn $450,000 (R5.9 million) each.

Teams finishing third in each group will take home $90,000 (R1.2 million) each, while the teams finishing last in each group will get $60,000 (R791 000) each.

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