According to a recent BCCI decision, the Indian women's cricket squad would be paid equally to their male counterparts.
The Indian women's cricket team will receive the same pay as their male counterparts, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced. The centrally contracted women cricketers are set to earn INR 15 lakh for a Test, 6 lakh for an ODI and 3 lakh for a T20I. Earlier, the women's side used to receive INR 1 lakh for each ODI or T20I appearance and INR 2.5 lakh for a Test match.
This decision was described as "the first step toward combating discrimination" by the Indian Cricket Board. Numerous cricketing boards and members of the fraternity are emphasizing the BCCI's ground-breaking move.
Aside from equal pay, the BCCI has also organized the first Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL), which may take place in 2023. The board is currently having discussions over franchise ownership and TV rights. With the league in place, the women's squad will undoubtedly get to play more cricket to gain experience, and this will allow the emerging stars of the country more opportunities to secure their spots in the women's team.