Pakistan was eliminated from the ICC Cricket World Cup, missing out on qualifying for the semifinals for the second time in as many competitions. Also, Pakistan’s already low aspirations of making it into the final four were sealed with a 93-run defeat to England. In front of almost 100,000 spectators in Ahmedabad, Babar Azam’s squad lost five of their nine matches, including a seven-wicket thrashing at the hands of India.Pakistan is going to receive a significant financial boost even if they were unable to advance to the semi-finals.
Babar Azam and co. get $2.6 million from ICC World Cup
The team is eligible for a portion of the World Cup prize money, which is distributed as follows: $40,000 is awarded to each group stage match winner. Pakistan will get $160,000 in total if they win four matches. In addition, groups that withdraw from the competition prior to the semifinals will receive a payout of $100,000 apiece, which will add to Pakistan’s $260,000 in total World Cup profits.
The cricket World Cup has $10 million in total prize money, of which $4 million goes to the winners. The losing semi-finalists will receive $800,000 apiece, while the runners-up will receive $2 million. Pakistan’s World Cup campaign had a bright spot despite their failure to get to the semifinals: their financial benefits.