The title winners of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be bagging a cash prize of USD 1.6 million on the final day of the tournament, November 14 in Dubai. The news was confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) while they announced the list of prize money for the tournament on Sunday. The awards total up to USD 5.6 million, out of which $1.6 million goes to the winners. The losing finalist will receive $800,000, while the two losing semi-finalists will get $400,000 each.
The teams playing the Super 12 games will receive $40,000 for every win out of the total $1.2 million prize money allotted for the stage. A total of 30 Super 12 games will be staged in the tournament. The eight teams that go out at this stage will get $70,000 each.
There will be 12 matches held in Round one, and the teams winning a match get $40,000. The four teams which fail to progress to the next stage walk out with $40,000 each.
T20 World Cup: ICC revises playing conditions of the tournament
The ICC has announced that the tournament matches will have a drinks break of two and a half minutes after every 10 overs of the game.
“There will be one scheduled drinks interval of 2 minutes [and] 30 seconds taken at the midpoint of each innings,” the new playing condition said.
“The Head Coach may consult with the on-field players during the drinks break for tactical reasons,” the playing condition said.
The ICC has also tweaked the original T20I playing condition 11.5.1, which previously did not allow any special drink beaks during an innings of a T20I match.
However, the cricket governing body has restricted the teams from practising during the given interval. Furthermore, they have also stated that if there is any delay in the game prior to the break, will allow the match referee to cancel the remaining breaks.
“If the scheduled number of overs in an interrupted match is 14 overs or less there will be no drinks break,” it highlighted.
ICC, for the first time in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup, will have an umpire decision review system as well, giving teams more options. Ideally, teams get two reviews per innings and they lose a review if it turns out unsuccessful.
Rules have also been tweaked for rain-affected matches. ICC has increased the number of minimum overs required to be played to achieve a result through the DLS method.
“To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second subject to a result not being achieved earlier. For the semi-finals and final, a minimum of 10 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier,” the new playing condition said.
Furthermore, the decision has also been taken for matches if they end up in a tie. In case a match is tied, a Super Over will be played to determine the result. If in an unexpected scenario, the Super Over also ends in a tie, then subsequent Super Overs shall be played until a winner is decided.
For the semi-finals, if the result is not achieved by any play possible then the team will progress to the final on basis of its position in the Super 12 stage. As for the final, it is not completed, then both the finalists will be declared joint-winners.
A reserve day has been set aside for the semi-finals and final. The days will also be used up in cases when a match is not being able to be staged on tye given day due to unavoidable circumstances.
The tournament will kick start on October 17 with Round one. Eight teams will take part in Round one including Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka (who all constitute Group A), Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, and Bangladesh (Group B). The top two teams from Group A and Group B will then progress to the Super 12s that includes teams namely Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies (Group 1), Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan (Group 2).
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