IPL 2020: How much prize money did the winners receive?
Mumbai Indians, on Tuesday, defeated Delhi Capitals in the final to win the Indian Premier League 2020. Notably, this was their fifth IPL title, after they won in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 respectively. They have become only the second side after Chennai Super Kings to defend the title. Here is the prize money received by winners and runners-up after the game.
BCCI changed its stance on the prize money eventually
Before the start of the season, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had decided to reduce the prize money for the IPL 2020 winners and runners-up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the the decision was reversed later on.
MI presented with prize money of Rs. 20 crore
Mumbai Indians, who were crowned champions, received a prize money of Rs. 20 crore during the post-match presentation. Speaking on the win, Rohit said, "Quite happy with how things went the whole season. We said at the start that we need the winning habit. We couldn't have asked for anything more, right on the money from ball 1 and we never looked back."
DC receive a prize money of Rs. 12.50 crore
The Delhi Capitals too scripted history by making it to their first-ever IPL final, however, they couldn't claim the silverware. As the runners-up, they received a cheque of Rs. 12.50 crore following the game. "Winning the IPL would've been better. We will see to it that we lift the trophy next year. I would like to thank our fans," said DC captain Shreyas Iyer.
How did the final pan out?
The MI were dominant right from the beginning, reducing DC to 22/3. However, a 96-run stand by Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant guided them to 156/7 at the end of 20 overs. In reply, MI were off to a flier with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock tormenting the DC bowling attack. A 51-ball 68 by Rohit led MI to their fifth IPL title.