BCCI Announces Equal Pay for Men and Women Cricketers

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced parity in the match fee for contracted BCCI men’s and women’s cricketers. The BCCI implemented the pay equity policy to tackle discrimination in the cricketing world between players.

Keeping in mind the performance and the growing interest in Indian women’s cricket, the announcement was made. The current match fees for BCCI women cricketers will now be Rs. 15 lakhs for a test match and Rs. 6 lakhs for one-day innings (ODI), which is the same as the match fee received by their male counterparts. It is a landmark decision taken by the BCCI for the growth and development of cricket in India.