Twitterati Trolls BCCI For Paying Women Cricket Team Way Less Than Men

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1:19 pm 9 Mar, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018 were announced by Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court of India. This time, the BCCI introduced a new category A+ for Indian Men’s team and a new category C for Indian Women’s cricket team.

 

Indian men’s cricket team. DNA

 

As per the new structure, the players in the top bracket Grade A+ of men’s team will receive Rs 7 crore annually while those in Grade A, B and C will get Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore annually. It is interesting to note that the players in the top bracket of men’s team are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah while MS Dhoni has been kept in the next category of Grade A players.

 

 

Virat Kohli. Thefamouspeople

 

On the other hand, the players in the top bracket, Grade A of women’s team will get Rs 50 lakh each annually. This category included captain Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana. The women players in Category B and C will get Rs 30 lakh and Rs 10 lakh each on an annual basis.

 

Indian women’s cricket team. TheIndianExpress

 

It is important to note that there is a huge gap between the fees of men and women players. While the top category of women’s team gets only Rs 50 lakh, the men’s team gets 14 times of it, Rs 7 crore. This has left social media users furious over the BCCI. What added to their fury was the coincident that it happened around International Women’s Day.

 

Mithali Raj. TheHindu

 

Here are the tweets in which BCCI announced the new fee structure of men’s and women’s team:

 

 

 

 

Reacting to the wide gap in the fee of men and women team, Twitter accused BCCI of practicing gender equality. Take a look at some tweets below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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