Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ICC jacks 2011 World Cup prize money to $10 million

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday decided to raise the prize money for the 2011 World Cup, to be held in the Indian sub-continent, to a whopping $10 million in order to underline the importance of its flagship tournament.

The new amount is exactly double of the $5 million which was on offer in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.

The ICC is also implementing "extensive security plans" for the 2011 World Cup.

Chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit Lord Condon reported that all the recommendations made by the ICC's Task Force, which looked into safety and security after the Lahore attack last year, were now accepted with all Full Members having now appointed security directors and the ICC appointing its own full-time security manager.

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