In a historical decision made by BCCI they announce equal pay for centrally contracted Men and Women cricketers of the Indian team. This decision was confirmed on Thursday by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
The Board of Control of Cricket has announced their new equity policy. And this history made has been made possible under this policy itself.
Indian Women cricketers to receive equal pay to their Men counterpart
According to these policies that Women cricketers will earn 15 Lakh for a test, 6 lakhs for an ODI and 3 lakh for a T20I. This is a huge appraisel received by the Indian women that matches to the fees received by their male counterparts.
In their previous contract, they were offered 1 lakh flat for any white ball game. And 4 Lakh for a test match.
Talking about this huge change Jay Shah shared a tweet. In it he wrote:
“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.”
This decision is said to have taken after the recent triumph of Indian Women team in Asia Cup. They defeated Sri Lanka by a huge margin in a land slide encounter to register their 7th title in the tournament history.
Noticiably Indian men’s team was not even able to make it past the group stage in the Asia Cup tournament for the Men’s team.
The Indian Women’s team has been a footnote of the main script. But they broke out of that lable in the 2017 world cup in England. Although they were beaten by the hosts in the final, they gained the recognition required.
After that they have been celebrated equally like the men’s team in the country.
Earlier in the AGM of BCCI, an IPL for Women, which was long overdue, was also announced. So, things are really looking up for the Women’s cricketer in India.