The total prize amount of the International Cricket Council World Cup 2015 would be $10 million which is an increase of nearly 20 percent over the last edition of this championship four years ago, according to the International Cricket Council known as ICC Board which has declared to use the Decision Review System (DRS) in all 49 matches of the World Cup.

An undefeated path to winning the Cup will get the triumphant team $4,020,000 while a defeat in their way to getting the cup will mean an exhausted wallet of $3,975,000.The winners of the 2015 ICC World Cup which is starting 14th February will collect $3,750,000, up from $3,250,000 in 2011 while the runners-up will get $1,750,000 in comparison to $1,500,000.The two losing semi-finalists will each get $600,000. Where they have received $500,000 in the previous edition.

The board also indicated contentment with the construction for the upcoming World Cup which is going to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand and decided to use the Decision Review System (DRS) in all 49 matches of the tournament.

It was also decided that Super Over concept is going to obsolete in drawn matches in the knock-out section. In case of a tied match in the knock out phase the team finishing in the higher position in the group stage will gain. If the final is tied or if the match is a no-result, then the both teams will be announced as joint winners.

The board also passed cut-off dates for qualification to the 2019 World Cup and 2017 Champions.

It was decided the top eight teams on the ODI rankings as of 30th September, 2015, will be licensed for the Champions Trophy which is going to be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board known as ECB.The top eight ranked teams on that date will qualify for the 2019 cricket World Cup, while the 9th and 10th ranked sides will play in the qualifiers which is going to be held in Bangladesh in 2018.

The meeting also saw the receipt of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s known as PCB nomination of Najam Sethi who is former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, for the International Cricket Council Presidency.

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