In a historic decision, BCCI on Thursday announced that the match fee for both men and women cricketers will be the same from here onwards. Announcing the implementation of the “equity policy”, BCCI secretary Jai Shah tweeted, “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 Woman cricketers will be same as we move into a new era of gender equity in Indian Cricket.”
In another tweet, Shah said that the women cricketers will be paid Rs 15 lakh for test, Rs 6 lakh for ODI and Rs 3 lakh for T20I, the same as their male counterparts. “Pay equity was my commitment to out women cricketers and I think the Apex Council for their support,” he said.