Landmark Day for India's women's cricketers

October 27, 2022

Taking a historic step, the Indian Cricket Board has decided to pay equal match fee to its centrally contracted female and male cricketers.

Now India's women cricketers will get the same match fee for Tests (Rs 15 lakh), ODIs (Rs 6 lakh) and T20Is (Rs 3 lakh), the same as the men's cricketers.

Till now, Indian women's cricketers used to get Rs 4 lakh for Test matches and Rs 1 lakh for ODIs and T20 matches.

This is a big step for Indian women's cricket to promote gender equality. Once upon a time, women cricketers used to go and play matches on their own expense.

Every member of the Indian women's cricket team that played in the 1982 World Cup in Australia was asked to pay Rs 10,000 to feature in the match.

The contract amount of women cricketers has not increased. Rs 50 lakh in Grade A, Rs 30 lakh in Grade B and Rs 10 lakh in Grade C as before.

Earlier the Indian women's cricket team was run by the Women's Cricket Association. But now BCCI has this responsibility.

BCCI has also decided to start Women's IPL from next year i.e. 2023 in an initiative for India's women's cricketers to scale new heights.

New Zealand Cricket was the first board to introduce uniform match fee concept. They took this step at the beginning of the year 2022.

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