As the Durand Cup 2023 approaches its 132nd edition, there is anticipation and thrill in the air. The participating teams know the importance of his age-old tournament and know that winning the tournament means pride, prestige and honour.
The Durand Cup 2023 will kick-start from the 1st week of August and promises to be a thrilling tournament, full of ebbs and flows. Durand Cup 2022 was won by Bengaluru FC, after Sunil Chhetri and co. defeated Mumbai City FC in the finals.
East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan are the most successful side in the history of the Durand Cup as they have won 16 titles each. They would be looking to become the most successful side in the history of the Durand Cup with a win in this tournament.
Started way back in 1888, the Durand Cup was the brainchild of Sir Henry Durand, who was a former Indian Civil Servant and the Foreign Secretary of India. The history of the Durand Cup is quite interesting and makes for an interesting read!
As Bengaluru FC begin their title defence, they will be facing stiff competition from a myriad of clubs across India and some teams from the defence front of India.
In this article, we take a look at the prize money and the trophies which are awarded to the winners of the Durand Cup:
What is the Prize Money of the winners of the Durand Cup?
The prize money that is awarded to the winners of the Durand Cup is Rs. 60 lakhs.
What is the Prize Money for the runners-up of the Durand Cup?
The prize money that is awarded to the runners-up of the Durand Cup is Rs. 40 lakhs.
Durand Cup is quite interesting as it gives 3 trophies to its winners. They are namely, Durand Cup, Shimla Trophy and President’s Cup.
- Durand Cup: This is the original trophy of the tournament that is being awarded since 1888.
- Shimla Trophy: The Shimla Trophy was donated by the residents of Shimla (in Himachal Pradesh) in 1904. It has since 1905 become a rolling trophy
- President’s Cup: This Cup was first handed over by the first President of India post-Independence, Dr Rajendra Prasad.
Live Streaming Details of Durand Cup 2023
In all probability, the Durand Cup 2023 will be available on the Sports18 TV channel. However, we are yet to receive an official announcement from the organisers. The live streaming is likely to happen on the JioTV application and the Voot application.