Cricket World Cup Trophy, Weight, Price, Made of, Prize Money, Winners

Cricket World Cup Trophy, Cricket World Cup Trophy Weight, Cricket World Cup Prize Money, Cricket World Cup Prize Money in Indian Rupees, Cricket World Cup Trophy Price, Cricket World Cup Trophy made up of, ICC World Cup Prize Money, ICC World Cup Prize Money in Indian Rupees and all details related to Cricket World Cup Trophy.

Of all the trophies in the history of cricket, perhaps none has more meaning than the ICC Cricket World Cup – or the 50-over or ODI World Cup.

It is the oldest of all ICC trophies, unlike the T20 World Cup that was founded in 2017 or the World Test Championship, whose first cycle started in 2019.

Greatness is often measured in the number of trophies won and therefore it only makes sense that a trophy like the World Cup has existed since 1975 to help quantify greatness of the best cricket teams ever.

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The 2023 edition of the ICC World Cup will be held in India, which in itself adds to the hype for the World Cup as it is being hosted in India for the first time since 2011 – when India had actually last won the trophy.

It is also the first ICC trophy that India are properly hosting since the 2016 T20 World Cup. They did have hosting rights for the 2021 T20 World Cup, but that was held in the UAE due to the fact that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had wreaked havoc in India.

But how much is known about the actual trophy that teams contest for? In this article we are going to look at some interesting facts surrounding the ICC World Cup Trophy.

This includes but isn’t limited to what the trophy is made of, how much it weighs, the approximate cost of the trophy as well as who are the teams that have been lucky enough to call themselves winners of the ICC World Cup up until this point.

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Cricket World Cup Trophy Weight

The ICC World Cup Trophy, it is worth noting, has not had one consistent design throughout the history of the tournament.

This is due to the fact that the initial trophies were designed by the primary sponsors of the tournament. In the case of the first three tournaments, the primary sponsor was Prudential.

That is why the initial cups were known as the Prudential Cups, and this includes the trophy that India lifted in 1983.

After that the designs consistently changed due to the fact that the tournament’s sponsors would also change on a consistent basis.

This stopped in 1999, when the current trophy was introduced for the first time. It is worth noting that the original trophy is not given to the teams; instead, they get a replica while the original is kept with the ICC.

The current trophy weighs about 11.0567 kilograms and stands at about 60 cm high.

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Cricket World Cup Prize Money | ICC World Cup Prize Money

The prize money for the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup, which will be held in October and November, has been announced. The total prize pool is USD 10 million. The champions of the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 would get a whopping USD 4 million, while the runners-up will receive USD 2 million.

Cricket World Cup Prize Money in Indian Rupees

If we convert Cricket World Cup 2023 prize money (USD 10 million) into Indian rupees at current conversion rates, it will be approx. 83.10 Crore.

Winner of Cricket World cup 2023 will receive USD 4 million, in Indian rupees it will be approx. Rs. 33.24 Crore. And runner up team will receive USD 2 million which is approx. Rs. 16.62 Crore.

Cricket World Cup Trophy Price

The ICC World Cup Trophy is up there with some of the most expensive trophies that are awarded in the world of sport, at least while considering the price of making the actual trophy.

List of ICC Trophies won by India | Cricket World Cup Trophy
Team India with ICC Trophy – 2011 (Photo: ICC)

The current trophy design costs about $30,000, or 25,000 GBP. Given it was originally created all the way back in 1999 and is for a sport that is in essence contested by far fewer nations than, say, a FIFA World Cup, it is a pricey trophy.

Cricket World Cup Trophy price in Indian rupees

If one was to convert the price of the trophy into Indian rupees, that too would be a fairly steep sum of money to be shelled out.

As of the current conversion rates, the cost of the trophy in Indian currency is Rs. 24,76,650 approx.

Cricket World Cup Trophy winners list

Despite being in competition since 1975, the ICC World Cup Trophy has only won by a total of 6 nations in the course of its existence.

The last team to win the trophy for the first time ever was England – which is in many ways ironic because they are the ones who invented the sport to begin with.

They lifted the trophy in 2019 by the barest of margins, and thus became the 6th nation to be crowned ODI cricket champions of the world.

Before that, the trophy had been won by 5 nations – the first of whom were the mighty West Indies, who comprehensively won the first 2 editions of the tournament.

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This came as little surprise, as during the 1970s and 1980s the West Indies were the dominant force in the world of cricket, featuring a number of legendary figures who are still revered in cricket circles even today.

India denied them a hattrick of titles with a memorable underdog win that is talked about till this date, but rather than start a chain of success the opposite happened.

1987, 1992 and 1996 saw three new first-time trophy winners – Australia lifted the trophy in 1987, followed by Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996.

Australia then began their era of domination, winning 3 straight World Cups from 1999-2007 and adding a fifth in 2015 and sixth in 2023. Here is the Cricket World Cup Trophy winners list..

World CupWinner
1975West Indies
1979West Indies
1996Sri Lanka

What is the Cricket World Cup Trophy made of?

The current ICC World Cup Trophy is made from a mixture of silver and gold. It was originally designed by Paul Mardsen of Garrard and co.

It was produced in London by a team of craftsman who came in from Garrard and co and was made over a period of two months.

However, in the present day, the trophy is manufactured by Ottewill Silversmiths in the area of Ashford, Kent.

The design of the trophy is also meant to be representative of the main elements of the sport of cricket – batting, bowling and fielding.

It features a golden globe that is held up by three silver columns. The three silver columns are shaped as stumps and bails, with the globe shaped like a ball.

It is also worth noting that the current trophy has the names of the previous winners engraved right at the bottom area of the trophy.

What’s more, the trophy has space for a total of 20 inscriptions to be put on the trophy.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Is ICC World Cup trophy made of gold?

ICC World Cup trophy is made of silver and gold.

Q. Where is ICC World Cup trophy kept?

Actual trophy is kept at ICC Office, Dubai and replica is awarded to winners of cricket world cup.

Q. How many ICC World Cup trophies India won?

India won 2 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Q. What is the cost of cricket World Cup trophy?

$30,000 USD

Reference Websites:
ICCCricket World Cup
WikipediaCricket World Cup Trophy

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