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BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announces equal match fee for men and women cricketers

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah made a big announcement on Thursday (27 October). He told that now the match fees of Indian women players will also be equal to that of male players.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah made a big announcement on Thursday (27 October). He told that now the match fees of Indian women players will also be equal to that of male players.

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Earlier this rule has been implemented in New Zealand. It was recently decided at the BCCI AGM that the first season of the Women’s IPL will be played in 2023. After this the board has taken this big decision. Her move will bring a big change in women’s cricket.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah told that men get Rs 3 lakh for playing a match in T20 International cricket. Now the same fee will be given to women cricketers also. Along with this, Jay Shah has also thanked the Apex Council for supporting this decision. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted, “I am happy to share that BCCI is taking the first step towards eradicating bias. We are implementing the same match fee policy for contracted women as well.”

The interest in women’s cricket has increased since the team reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017. After that the team reached the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup. In August this year, the team had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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