This year’s World Cup has been like a nightmare for the Bangladesh team. They got only 2 wins in 9 matches. In the first match against Afghanistan, the Tigers lost 6 matches in a row. Bangladesh won against Sri Lanka in their eighth match but lost again against Australia in the last match. All in all a failed World Cup mission has little to gain on the field. But financial gain? In this year’s World Cup, the teams eliminated from the first round will receive 40 thousand US dollars for winning each match. And only for playing in the group stage, you will get 100,000 USD. Bangladesh won 2 matches in the first round. As a result, the Tigers will get a total of 80 thousand dollars from this 40 thousand. And for participating in the World Cup, he gets an additional one hundred thousand dollars.
In all, Bangladesh is getting 1 lakh 80 thousand dollars. In Bangladeshi currency, the amount is about 2 crore taka. After the failure of the World Cup, the cricket team has returned to the country. After losing to Australia the previous day, the Tigers took a flight from Pune to Dhaka at night. The team arrived at Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30 am yesterday.
Among the teams that did not make it to the semi-finals, Pakistan and Afghanistan received the most prize money. 1 lakh 60 thousand US dollars is allocated for winning the match for the two teams who get 4 wins each. The two teams eliminated from the semi-finals will receive 8 million dollars each. In this tournament, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have reached the semi-finals. Where New Zealand will face host India on November 15 at Wakhede in Mumbai. And the match between Australia and South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is on November 16. 4 million USD (which is about 44 crores in Bangladeshi currency) has been allocated for the champion team. And the runner-up team will get 2 million US dollars (which is about 22 crores in Bangladeshi currency). Bangladesh could not win this year’s World Cup. The Tigers have won only two games in the round robin league phase in 9 matches in familiar conditions in India. After the failed campaign, head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe returned to Dhaka with the team yesterday. Most of the coaching staff members of the Bangladesh team have returned to their respective countries from India. It is known that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has offered pace bowling coach Allan Donald a one-year contract extension.
But the former Protea pacer did not agree. The contracts of spin bowling coach Rangana Herath, fielding coach Shane McDermott and computer analyst Srinivas have expired after the World Cup. Bangladesh finished the World Cup in eighth place in the round robin league stage with 2 wins in 9 matches and 4 points. The fate of the Bangladesh team depends on the outcome of the India-Netherlands match. Before facing India, the Netherlands were at the bottom of the table with 4 points from two wins in the tournament. However, they had a chance to play in the 2025 Champions Trophy after defeating India with 6 points. The top eight teams in the World Cup points table will get a chance to play in the Champions Trophy. Tigers are not getting much rest after returning from India. New Zealand cricket team will visit Bangladesh on November 21st. The two teams will play two Tests in the bilateral series. This is the first series between Bangladesh and New Zealand in the new cycle of the ICC Test Championship. The first Test of the series starts on November 28 at the Sylhet International Stadium. Test cricket will return to Sylhet after five years with this match. And the second Test will start on December 6 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.