The BCCI officially confirmed equal match fees for its centrally-contracted women and men players on Thursday, October 27, in a landmark judgment to combat gender inequality.
BCCI Secretary Amit Shah Officially Tweeted The Announcement
The BCCI’s secretary, Jay Shah, revealed that the country’s cricket management committee has committed to paying equal match fees to both men’s and women’s centrally contracted players. According to a tweet from Jay Shah, the panel is taking measures to combat unequal discriminatory behavior.
Shah tweeted, ‘ “I’m pleased to announce @BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing a pay equity policy for our contracted @BCCIWomen 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 Cricket.”
How Much Amount Players Will Receive Now?
Shah further added, “The @BCCIWomen 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,”
How Former & Existing Team Players Respond to this Major Development?
From former Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh to legendary former Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj lauded this recent historic decision made by BCCI.
Earlier this year, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) reached an agreement with the country’s players’ association that allowed women cricket players to receive the same as men, while Cricket Australia (CA) is now also continuing to work to eliminate gender disparities.