"Best Things in last 25 years"- Twitter reacts to BCCI's decision to equal pay for men's and women's cricketers
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has certainly done some incredible work in the last few years or so. On Thursday, the Indian board came up with another major step for the betterment of women's cricket in India.
Earlier, the BCCI announced the inaugural season of the Women's IPL, set to take place in 2023, so that Indian talent can compete against some of the world's best players. And now the BCCI secretary has made a historic announcement of equal pay for men's and women's cricketers in India.
Shah took to Twitter and tweeted, "I’m pleased to announce BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing pay equity policy for our contracted Women 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."
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. Jai Hind 🇮🇳— Jay Shah (@JayShah) October 27, 2022
As per the announcement, the women's cricketers will get an equal match fee as the men's cricketers. For Test (INR 15 Lakhs), ODI (INR 6 lakhs), T20I (INR 3 lakhs). Shah further said that the pay equity was the commitment of the board and he wanted to thank the governing council for this move.
This came as a sweet surprise for the cricketing world in India and its fans. The cricket lovers were delighted as soon as the announcement was made and expressed their happiness on Twitter. Fans also praised the BCCI for this history-making move.
Great move. Both equally put their max effort for the country. Both deserve equal recognition.— Prad Sure (@SurePradyumna) October 27, 2022
Major part of revenue comes from men's cricket, then why shall women and men be paid equal?— Shaarav Todankar (@ShaaravTodankar) October 27, 2022
When will boundary lines will be made same as of mens— karan (@karan__p7) October 27, 2022
Best thing to have come out of @BCCI in the last 25 years— Pradeep (@pradeepKarunadu) October 27, 2022
👏👏👏👏👏@BCCIWomen fly higher🥰
now i should appreciate. . .— #VishalVyang 🇮🇳 (@Bhatt_Vishal) October 27, 2022
don't decrease the number of matches.. also there should be single handle of BCCI, which gives all the cricket update.
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Well Done! Doesn’t matter whether they generate the same revenue as Men’s cricket. Getting women pay parity is a move in right direction!— Nik Desai (@Nik01004730) October 27, 2022
Kele rahul Or rohit sharma ki 90% fees kohliji ko di jaye @GaurangBhardwa1 🙏— kuldip. (@Kuldips96866236) October 27, 2022
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