World Cup prize money: Cricket beaten by tennis! Entire England team got near what Novak Djokovic alone got for Wimbledon triumph!
The winner on Sunday received $4 million and the runners-up earned $2 million, the highest ever purse for a cricket world cup.
World Cup 2019 prize money: Sunday turned out to be the perfect evening for sports lovers with both ICC ODI World Cup final and Wimbledon Men's single final going till the very end, producing nail-biting finishes. While hosts England emerged victorious in the super over by defeating New Zealand's feisty Black Caps, Novak Djokovic held his nerves to beat crowd favourite and all-time great Roger Federer in what was the longest Wimbledon final ever. Both the tournaments come with lucrative prize money, but even though cricket is considered to be a rich sport, the prize is almost similar to what Novak Djokovic got for Wimbledon.
The total prize money for the Cricket World Cup was $10 million (Rs 69.6 crore) - to be divided between all members. The winner on Sunday received $4 million and the runners-up earned $2 million, the highest ever purse for a cricket world cup. The losing semi-finalists got $800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament played across 11 venues. Even this amount was to be divided among the team members.
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However, significantly, where Djokovic put one over cricket was that the money won by the Wimbledon winner went to just one person - him alone! This year's Wimbledon had a total prize money of $49 million dollars or Rs 341 crore, nearly five times that of the ICC World Cup. The winner of the men’s or women’s singles took home a cool $3.14 million.
Even this amount is less when we compare it what the FIFA World Cup 2018 winner France had got. In that tournament, the total prize money was a whopping $ 400 million or Rs 2,786 crore. The FIFA world cup final alone was worth more than six times the ICC World Cup, as the winners were paid $38m while the runners-up got $28m.
Apart from these two clashes, Sunday also witnessed a Formula 1 race at the Silverstone circuit, also in London where Lewis Hamilton won the race.
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