BCCI announces equal pay: In a historic action, the BCCI declared on Thursday that all nationally signed men's and women's Team India cricketers would receive a similar salary. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, made the announcement on Twitter.
The Indian Cricket Board is adopting a salary equity policy for its contractual women players, as announced by Shah.
Harmanpreet Kaur and other cricketers will get the same match fees under the current system as their male cricketers 15 lakh for each Test, 6 lakh for each ODI, and 3 lakh for each T20I.
Speaking of the Indian women's cricket team, they recently won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh after defeating Sri Lanka by an 8-wicket margin in the final at Sylhet. They also earned India's first-ever medal in cricket from the Commonwealth Games earlier this year in Birmingham.
The BCCI's decisions also come in response to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) adopting the same policy earlier this year. In New Zealand, male and female cricket players are paid equally owing to a five-year agreement between New Zealand Cricket and the players' organisation.
The Agreement provides that in all domestic and international tournaments, female players shall be entitled to the same match fees as male players.
I’m pleased to announce @BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing pay equity policy for our contracted @BCCIWomen cricketers. The match fee for both Men and Women Cricketers will be same as we move into a new era of gender equality in 🇮🇳 Cricket. pic.twitter.com/xJLn1hCAtl
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) October 27, 2022