The league stage matches of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 held in India are over and the stage is all set for the semi-finals. India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are the four teams that have qualified for the semi-finals. The first semi-final between India and New Zealand will be played on November 15 at the Wankhede in Mumbai, while the second semi-final between South Africa and Australia will be played on November 16 in Kolkata. The final match of the tournament will be held on November 19 in Ahmedabad.
Pakistan, 2019 World Cup winners England, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Afghanistan and Bangladesh failed to qualify for the knockout stages after the league stage. England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka performed very poorly. While Bangladesh and Sri Lanka managed to win two matches each in the league stage, England managed to win only three matches. Pakistan won 4 matches. While Afghanistan performed brilliantly and won 4 matches. If we talk about Netherlands, they pulled off two big upsets and managed to win two matches. Regardless of how these teams perform in the league stage, they are sure to be showered with money by the ICC.
In fact, the ICC had announced the prize money before the start of the tournament and according to it, the winning team will get 40 thousand dollars (Rs 33.17 lakh) for winning each match in the league stage. Apart from this, the team that gets out of the league stage will get 1 lakh dollars (about 82.92 lakh rupees). According to this, Pakistan and Afghanistan who won 4-4 matches in the league stage will get 160,000 US dollars for winning the match while 100,000 US dollars will be given if they are eliminated in the group round. That means money is sure to rain on all the teams.