ICC boosts Cricket World Cup prize money
An unbeaten run to the title will earn the winner of next year's Cricket World Cup more than $5 million.
And, along with a 20 per cent increase in prizemoney, tournament organisers have lessened the drama, confirming no "super overs" will be added to decide matches tied in the playoffs stages.
The International Cricket Council confirmed the changes for the 10th World Cup to be played in New Zealand and Australia in February and March.
The winners will take home US$3.975m (NZ$5.09 million), but if a team remains unbeaten that would rise to more than $4.02m.
The ICC raised the pot of prizemoney from US$8.01m to US$10m.
The team which loses the March 29 final at Melbourne will pocket US$1.75m while the two losing semifinalists will each get US$600,000.
The four losing quarter-finalists will receive US$300,000 while the winners of each group matches will get US$45,000 per match.
The six teams eliminated from the first stage will get US$35,000 each.
The ICC confirmed the title could be shared under rule changes made for the business end of the tournament that eliminate the use of a "super over".
In case of a tied quarter-final and semifinal, the side finishing in the higher position in the group stage would progress.
If the final is tied or if the match is a no-result, then the teams will be declared joint winners.