BCCI announces equal pay: Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, expressed her delight at BCCI’s announcement of equal pay for men and women. This big announcement was made by BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Thursday.
“BCCI is taking its first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing a pay equity policy for our women cricketers. The match fee for both Men and Women Cricketers will remain the same as we move into a new era of gender equality in Cricket.” He further stated that pay equity was his commitment to women cricketers in India.
Harmanpreet said that this is a red letter day for women’s cricket in India. She tweeted out: “Truly a red letter day for Women’s Cricket in India with pay parity announced for women and men. Thank you @BCCI and @JayShah.” She later spoke in a video posted by BCCI women on their Twitter handle, saying that this makes her very happy.
Watch Harmanpreet Kaur’s statement here:
Roger Binny, President, BCCI, stated, “At our Apex Council meeting today, we made a landmark decision on pay equity for our women cricketers. Our women players will be paid the same match fees as men in international cricket. This decision sets the stage for cricket to grow and develop.
“I believe this is a major step forward for women’s cricket and the game overall.” Rajeev Shukla, Vice President, BCCI, said equity pay is a revolutionary step for women’s cricket and he believes it will motivate the present and future stars.
Indian cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues said that this is a brilliant move for Indian cricket. Former Australian cricketer Rachael Haynes said that it is a wonderful announcement from the BCCI. “Every step towards equality is significant,” she added.
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