Indian women cricketers to receive same compensation as male cricketers


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Mumbai (Commonwealth Union)_The Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Jay Shah, recently confirmed that the Indian female cricketers will receive the same compensation as the male cricketers do. As such, they will now earn 15 lakh INR for a test series, 6 lakh INR for ODI and and 3 lakh INR per T20 game in comparison to the flat 1 lakh that they currently earn for ODI and T20 and the 2.5 lakhs they earn for test series.

This is a milestone in the sporting world and a significant change in combating the wage gaps between men and women who work in the same professional field. This is also an essential step in tackling professional discrimination on grounds of gender in order to establish an equal paying regime for both men and women. “We are ushering into a new era for women’s cricket in India,” said former skipper Mithali Raj on Twitter, thanking both BCCI and Shah for the new pay equity policy.

There is no doubt that the Indian women’s cricket team is one of the finest in the world. They are the reigning champions of the recently held Asia Cup having beaten Sri Lanka in quite an interesting finals game, setting the scope for more Indian females to consider cricket as their aspiration.

Furthermore, the prospective confirmation of the first ever women’s IPL to be held in March is something that is truly revolutionary, and much anticipated. In this regard, former Indian Captain Diana Edulji mentioned that back then the female cricketers were poorly paid, they were even required to remove from their own pockets, so this and the forthcoming IPL is truly what any female cricketer would dream of. She said that with these positive developments, women are now able to play well and earn well, and we couldn’t agree more with her!

Today is indeed a red-letter day for Indian female cricketers as India is now the second country, after New Zealand, to offer equal compensation to both their male and female cricketers.


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