BCCI to pay men, women equally
In a momen-tous move to kindle gender parity, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced equal match fees for its centrally-contracted male and female players.
The BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to Twitter to announce the development.
"I'm pleased to announce @BCCI's first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing pay equity policy for our contracted @BCCIWomen cricketers," Shah tweeted.
"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 added.
According to the BCCI secretary, the existing system will allow India women's team members to earn match fees of INR 15 lakh per Test, INR six lakh per ODI and INR three lakh per T20I match, on par with their male counterparts.
The India women's team had recently won the Asia Cup, beating Sri Lanka in the final in Sylhet by eight wickets, after sealing a silver at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games earlier this year.