Cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate the culmination of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently announced the prize money for the tournament. The stakes are high, with a total of 3.8 million US dollars up for grabs, as nine teams battle it out over the last two years. In this blog, we delve into the details of the prize money distribution and the upcoming WTC final between India and Australia.
The final of the 2021-23 World Test Championship will be played between India and Australia on June 7 at the Kennington Oval in London. India are the top-ranked team in Tests, while Australia are ranked second. The two teams have met in the WTC final once before, in 2021, with New Zealand winning by eight wickets.
The prize money for the 2021-23 World Test Championship is the same as that for the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2019-21. The ICC has been criticized for the lack of prize money for the WTC, with some experts arguing that it is not enough to incentivize teams to play their best cricket. However, the ICC has defended the prize money, saying that it is fair and that it is more important to focus on the quality of cricket being played.
The 2021-23 World Test Championship has been a successful tournament so far, with some of the best cricket being played in recent years. The final between India and Australia is sure to be a thrilling contest, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
In addition to the prize money, the winning team will also receive the ICC Test Championship mace, which is a symbol of the world's best Test team. The mace was first awarded to New Zealand after they won the inaugural WTC in 2021.
The 2021-23 World Test Championship has been a major success for the ICC. The tournament has generated a lot of interest and excitement, and it has helped to raise the profile of Test cricket. The final between India and Australia is sure to be a huge event, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.