Asia Cup 2018 Prize Money Breakdown- US$ 100,000: Asia Cup 2018 is already underway and the cricket enthusiasts are absolutely loving it. This 14th edition of the tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but UAE is not playing in this tournament. They actually had to go through a qualifying round in order to get the opportunity to participate in the Asia Cup 2018, which they lost. The winner of the 2018 Asia Cup qualifiers was Hong Kong. Many people have been wondering about the Asia Cup 2018 prize money. Since this is one of the biggest tournaments for the Asian teams, many people think that the prize money is huge. Well, every detail about the Asia Cup 2018 prize money is given in the article below.
Asia Cup 2018 Prize Money Winner
Asia Cup 2018 prize money has not yet been the revealed but wild guesses can definitely be made. The winner of the Asia Cup 2016 was awarded US$ 60000 while the losing finalist was awarded US$30000. We all know that the prize money increases in every single edition. Hence, the Asia Cup 2018 prize money for the winners would most probably be somewhere around $100,000.
Asia Cup 2018 prize money for the runners up is also predicted to be within $50000. Official news has not yet been declared. Asia Cup 2018 prize money is also awarded to the man of the tournament who is predicted to take home a massive $15,000.
Details About Asia Cup 2018
A total of 6 teams are participating in this big tournament held in UAE. The teams are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Hong Kong. The Asia Cup 2018 was originally supposed to be hosted by India but due to the rising political tensions between Pakistan and India, the council did not consider it safe. Hence, it was moved to the United Arab Emirates.
Many matches of the tournament have already been played and the tournament is definitely going in the right direction. India are the defending champions and they have not lost a single match in the Asia Cup 2018 yet. They have faced Hong Kong, Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively and won all three of these matches. The shocker is the fact that the only tough match they have been in was against Hong Kong.
Asia Cup 2018 Prize Money
The champion team of this year’s Asia Cup will be awarded US$ 100,000 while the runners up will get US$ 50,000 as the prize money. The matter was confirmed by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)
In the group A, Hong Kong lost both of their 2 matches which eliminated them from the tournament right away. India and Pakistan have qualified to the super fours. On the other hand, in the group B, Sri Lanka lost both of their matches which made Afghanistan and Bangladesh qualified for the super fours. The matches have been great till now and many more good matches are about to come. India vs Pakistan matches are always enthusiastic and the same happened with their match in the Asia Cup 2018. India emerged victorious in it.
The form of Afghanistan is really commendable, being one of the underdog teams. Winning matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is definitely not a easy job but Afghanistan completely nailed it.
Two matches have also happened in the Super 4 round. One of the matches was India vs Bangladesh and the other was Pakistan vs Afghanistan. India and Pakistan won their respective matches and they are leading the table, as of now. Two more matches for each team would happen in this round to determine the top 2 who will face each other in the finals of the tournament.