World Cup 1983, 2011, 2023 Prize Money Comparison: In 1983, when the Indian team under the leadership of Kapil Dev won the World Cup title, cricket fan Lata Mangeshkar was asked to give a prize of Rs 1 lakh each to the team players. Had to do a concert. The team that won the World Cup under the leadership of Dhoni in 2011 also had a lot of money showered on it. This time i.e. if the team becomes world champion in 2023, it will get prize money of more than Rs 33 crore from the ICC itself. The runner-up team will also become rich, it will get half the prize money of the winner.
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Syed Kirmani, who was the wicketkeeper in the 1983 team, had said in an interview, ‘We used to get 50 pounds every day as daily allowance. We used this amount for our lunch, dinner and washing clothes. We received Rs 15,000 as bonus for the entire tour. This amount was given on returning to India after winning the trophy. After 28 years, when Team India won the 2011 ODI World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Then BCCI had showered rewards on the players. All the Indian players included in the World Cup squad were given Rs 2 crore each as reward. Apart from this, various state governments had also showered rewards on the players. Many companies had also given various awards to the players. In 2011, the total prize money of the World Cup was fixed at 8 million US dollars (66 crores). At the same time, ICC had given prize money of about Rs 25 crore to Team India. Whereas the runner-up Sri Lanka got about Rs 12.5 crores. The remaining money was given to the winning teams in league matches and knockout matches.
This is the prize money of 2023 World Cup
The World Cup champion team will receive prize money of Rs 33.17 crore (4,000,000 USD) from ICC. Whereas the runner up will get half of this amount. Both the teams losing in the semi-finals will get the same amount of Rs 6.63 crore (800,000 USD). Apart from this, if they win the match in the group stage, they will get Rs 33.17 lakh (40,000 USD). Prize money worth approximately Rs 82.95 crore (10,000,000 USD) will be distributed by ICC in the World Cup 2023.
1983 BCCI did not have that much money, Lata Mangeshkar became helpful
When the Indian team became world champion in 1983, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not have money to pay the players. Now the condition of BCCI, the richest cricket board in the world, was very bad at that time. The then BCCI President NKP Salve wanted to give awards to the players, but due to lack of money, he was helpless. Salve sought help from the nightingale Lata Mangeshkar to get out of this situation. To celebrate the victory of the Indian team, Lanta Mangeshkar concert was organized at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi. It earned Rs 20 lakh. Later, all the members of the Indian team were given Rs 1 lakh each as a reward.
Lata Mangeshkar sang many songs in that concert, but the song ‘Bharat Vishwa Vijeta’ was very much liked. The music of this song was given by Lata Mangeshkar’s brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar, while its lyrics were written by famous Bollywood lyricist ‘Indivar’. The special thing is that when Lata Mangeshkar was singing this song on the stage, the players of the Indian cricket team were also matching their tune with Lata ji from behind. Lata Mangeshkar did not take any fees from BCCI for this concert.