West Indies Women will be vying for a winner’s cheque of US$660,000 when they open their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup which bowls off Saturday.
The top prize is part of an overall tournament bounty of $2 million which, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC), is 10 times the amount on offer at the last World Cup in India four years ago.
The losing finalists will walk away with a handy $330,000, with the losing semi-finalists each pocketing $165,000.
Teams bowing out at the group stage will still collect $30,000 each with each preliminary round win rewarded with $20,000.
West Indies Women enter the June 24 to July 23 tournament as one of the favourites following their capture of last year’s Twenty20 World Cup in India.