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Babar Azam & Co. pocket $260000 from ICC World Cup 2023

Despite falling short of reaching the semi-finals, Pakistan is set to experience a notable financial boost

Babar Azam & Co. pocket $260000 from ICC World Cup 2023 PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan crashed out of the ICC Cricket World Cup, failing to make the semi-finals for a second successive tournament.

A 93-run loss to England sealed Pakistan's fate, ending the 1992 champions' already slim hopes of squeezing into the last four.

Babar Azam's team lost five of their nine games including a seven-wicket mauling by India in front of more than 100,000 fans in Ahmedabad.

Despite falling short of reaching the semi-finals, Pakistan is set to experience a notable financial boost. The team is entitled to a share of the World Cup prize money, which is structured as follows: each match winner in the group stage receives $40,000. With Pakistan winning four matches, they will receive a total of $160,000. Furthermore, teams exiting the tournament before the semi-finals will be awarded $100,000 each, contributing to Pakistan's overall earnings of $260,000 from the World Cup.

The total prize money for the cricket World Cup is $10 million, with the champions receiving $4 million. Runners-up will be awarded $2 million, while losing semi-finalists will get $800,000 each. Although Pakistan couldn't make it to the semis, their financial gains provide a silver lining to their World Cup campaign.