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Indian women cricketers to receive the same match fee as men, says BCCI


The Board of Control for in India (BCCI) has decided to give equal match fees to men’s and women’s teams. The announcement was made by secretary on Twitter.

“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 Indian Cricket,” Shah tweeted on Thursday.

Under the new pay structure, women cricketers will be paid Rs 15 lakh per match for a test match, Rs 6 lakh for a one-day international (ODI) and Rs 3 lakh for a T20 match. These are the same fees given to the men’s team.

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

In May, New Zealand also made a similar announcement. From August 1, women’s and men’s cricketers are being paid the same match fees.

“It’s really important for the current players to build on the legacy of those who have gone before us, and to support tomorrow’s players, both men and women, at all levels,” New Zealand’s men’s captain Kane Williamson had said.


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