Pay parity: BCCI announces equal match fee for men, women cricketers

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Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
India’s women cricketers will be paid the same international match fee as their male counterparts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday in a momentous move that was hailed by players even as they await more measures to level the playing field.

The step is significant, say experts, since the world's richest cricket body will finally walk the talk on pay parity. Also, the BCCI will become the second cricket body after New Zealand Cricket, which announced in July that it would award both its men and women players equal match pay.

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 8:39 PM IST

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