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The BCCI announces equal match fees pay for both men’s and women’s cricketers of India

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In a historic move taken by the BCCI, there will be no more disparity in the pay for both Men’s and Women’s cricketers of India. Based on the new system, announced by BCCI on Thursday.

Look below on the pay that has been increased, per format.

  • Women’s Test Cricket – 1.5 million per test (15 Lakhs)
  • Women’s ODI Cricket per match – 600,000 (6 Lakhs)
  • Women’s T20I per match – 300,000 (3 Lakh)

The news was announced by BCCI chief, Jay Shah, who took the news on twitter stating,

“I’m pleased to announce BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing a pay equity policy for our contracted women cricketers. The match fee for both Men and Women Cricketers will be the same as we move into a new era of gender equality in Indian Cricket,”

He further added,

“The women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Test (INR 15 lakhs), ODI (INR 6 lakhs), T20I (INR 3 lakhs). Pay equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank the Apex Council for their support,”

For your information, recently the women’s cricket team won the Asia Cup 2022 by beating Sri-Lanka in the final at Sylhet. The women’s cricket team also won silver medal in the commonwealth games after getting defeated by Australia in the finals.

In recent days, the popularity of the women’s cricket team has risen sharply and is increasing with every passing day. It was the New Zealand cricket board to first bring parity in the pay for both men’s and women’s but it is now the Indian cricket board bringing the change for its Women players.

After the news surfaced online, it received huge praise from every corner. Have a look below. A twitterati Puja Bhardwaj said,

“Waaah…Historic move! BCCI announces equal pay for all centrally contracted men and women Team India cricketers”

Rick Eyre, another twitter users said,

“The BCCI’s announcement of equal match fees for women and men internationals is to be applauded. But it needs to be backed up with equal opportunity to earn those match fees. The Test match fee is meaningless if the women play little or no Test cricket”

Even Mithali Raj, the former women’s team cricketer welcomed the decision calling it a historic move. Have a look,

“This is a historic decision for women’s cricket in India! The pay equity policy along with the WIPL next year, we are ushering into a new era for women’s cricket in India. Thank you”

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