Equal Pay for Men and Women Cricketers

Equal Pay for Men and Women Cricketers
Current affairs for UPSC in English 
Context : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced to implement a new pay equity policy for its contracted women cricketers, paying men and women cricketers the same match fees.

What is the BCCI announcement about?

Match fee will be paid the same - Women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as the men - test matches at Rs 15 lakhs, ODI matches at Rs 6 lakhs and T20I at Rs 3 lakhs.

Retainership payment - In cricket, apart from the match-wise fees, there is a retainership payment system where players are paid annually depending on their grade apart from the match fees.

Men cricketers, who play a higher number of games, are paid higher than women. There will be no change in this as of now.

Significant of the decision 
This is a significant move towards bridging the gender pay gap in the profession.

It could motivate more women to join and view sports.

Only when women players start playing more matches across all formats internationally it will lead to pay parity in the truest sense.

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