Losing to Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy has cost India not only a third Champions Trophy title but also a whopping amount of INR 7 crore. The eighth edition of the Champions Trophy concluded on last Sunday (June 18) with Pakistan stunning India by a huge margin of 180 runs to lay their hands on the coveted title for the very first time and the Pakistani players are reaping the rewards for it financially.
Here is the prize money earned by all the teams:
The Men in Green had begun the tournament on a dismal note, getting galloped by 124 runs by arch-rivals India. However, since that defeat they turned their campaign around brilliantly, defeating South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and eventually India in the summit clash to win their maiden Champions Trophy title and pocket a handsome cash prize of approx. Rs. 14 crores (USD 2.2 million)
Runners up: India
Widely touted favourites to win the tournament, India had kick-started the tournament on expected lines, thrashing Pakistan. However, a loss in the second game at the hands of Sri Lanka threatened to derail their campaign but two thumping wins over South Africa and Bangladesh took them to the final where they were beaten black and blue by Pakistan. The loss cost them, dear, as they got a prize money of Rs. 7 crore (USD 1.1 million).
Semi-finalists: England and Bangladesh
Hosts England was also one of the firm favourites to go all the way and the way they had started the tournament, defeating Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia, many believed that they would be absolutely unstoppable. However, their juggernaut came to a halt in the semifinal where they thrashed by eventual winners Pakistan.
Bangladesh was the surprise package of this tournament as they defeated New Zealand in their final group game to make it to their maiden Champions Trophy semifinal where they lost to India.
Both the semifinalists received INR 3 crore each (USD 0.45 million).
Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka:
World champions Australia and top-ranked ODI side South Africa got INR 58 lakh each for finishing 3rd in the group stages while Sri Lanka and New Zealand settled with Rs.39 Lakh for finishing at the bottom of their respective groups.