World Cup to be shared if final is tied or washed out

Two captains will lift the trophy if the final is tied or washed out

Two captains will lift the trophy if the final is tied or washed out

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced that the World Cup will be shared if the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ends as a tie or is washed out due to bad weather.

This decision was taken after the 2011 World Cup had one-over eliminators to decide a winner if a match finished as a tie.

It has also been announced that the prize money on offer during the tournament will be US$10 million, which is a 25 per cent increase from the 2011 World Cup.

Teams that get knocked out in the group stages will make US$35,000, while the team that wins the World Cup will get a grand prize of US$3.75 million.

Meanwhile, the ICC also confirmed the cut-off date for qualification for the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales. On September 30, 2017, the top eight ODI teams will qualify for the 2019 World Cup, while the nations ranked ninth and tenth will play in a qualification tournament in Bangladesh in 2018.

In terms of the 2017 Champions Trophy, which will also be held in England, the top eight ODI teams will qualify for the tournament on September 30, 2015.

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