Today, the Board of Cricket Control of India have been taken a historic decision for Women’s cricket. BCCI is getting applause from worldwide on announcing equal match fees for male and female cricketers.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah said, “The female cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Test (₹15 lakhs), ODI (₹6 lakhs), T20I (₹3 lakhs). This is a landmark decision as we enter a new era in India Cricket. I want to thank my colleagues in the BCCI Apex Council”. Earlier, Women players were getting 1-1 lakhs for every T20I and ODI match, while test match fees were 4 lakhs.
This announcement has shown gender equality in India. Before the Indian team, New Zealand is the only nation who have paid equal fees to both genders of cricket. After the announcement, Indian parents will surely provide extra effort into their girl child, who is interested in cricket.
Former Indian Women’s skipper Mithali Raj called this announcement a “historic decision for women’s cricket in Indian” and tweeted “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 @JayShah Sir & the @BCCI for making this happen. Really happy today”.
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A bunch of other former players praised the announcement of the BCCI and tweeted.