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BCCI announces equal match fees for both men and women cricketers

The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced implementing a pay equity policy for its contracted Women cricketers. Secretary Jay Shah made the announcement on Thursday, stating that the match fee for both men and women players will be the same.

Announcing the significant decision on Twitter, Shah wrote, “I’m pleased to announce @BCCI’s the first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing a pay equity policy for our contracted @BCCIWomen cricketers. The match fee for both Men and Women Cricketers will be the same as we move into a new era of gender equality in Cricket”.

He added that Indian women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. For test cricket match, the fee will be Rs 15 lakh, for One Day International (ODI) match Rs 6 lakh and for a T20 match Rs 3 lakh, respectively.

“The @BCCIWomen cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Test (INR 15 lakhs), ODI (INR 6 lakhs), T20I (INR 3 lakhs). Pay equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank the Apex Council for their support,” Shah wrote.

Recently, the Indian women's cricket team won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, beating the Sri Lankan counterpart by 8 wickets. The women in blue also won the country's first-ever silver medal in cricket at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year.

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