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Bad gift to women team on #WomensDay: Twitterati slams BCCI for pay gap between Male and Female cricketer

The pay gap does not settle well with cricket fans.

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Just a day before International women’s day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a new contract system and compensation structure for Indian players (both men and women).

However, there is a huge pay gap between the male and female player in BCCI’s new contract and that does not settle well with cricket fans.

Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to express their disappointment and asked BCCI to take necessary steps to pay the women cricketers equally.

” Dear @BCCI please show your appreciation for women’s cricket by reducing this appalling pay gap. And please negotiate contracts for the telecast of their matches. We have an excellent team that a lot of us fans regret not being able to watch perform regularly,” wrote a Twitter user.

Dear @BCCI please show your appreciation for women’s cricket by reducing this appalling pay gap. And please negotiate contracts for telecast of their matches. We have an excellent team that a lot of us fans regret not being able to watch perform regularly. pic.twitter.com/rlPMmuTtcU

” BCCI Retainer Fee:

👉Men:

Grade A+ INR 7 Cr

Grade A INR 5 Cr

Grade B INR 3 Cr

Grade C INR 1 Cr

👉Women:

Grade A INR 50 Lacs

Grade B INR 30 Lacs

Grade C INR 10 Lacs

Women’s Top Grade Fee Is Half Of Men’s Lowest Grade Fee. Life Is So Unfair. 😏 #BCCI #TeamIndia,” wrote another cricket fan.

 

Both men and #women representing our country in cricket

 

 

Here is Men’s compensation structure:

Grade A+: Rs 7 Cr

Grade A: Rs 5 Cr

Grade B: Rs 3 Cr

Grade C: Rs 1 Cr

Women’s compensation structure:

Grade A: Rs 50 lacs

Grade B: Rs 30 lacs

Grade C: Rs 10 lacs

Meanwhile, BCCI had introduced a new category ‘A+’, which includes skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar — all of them entitled to Rs 7 crore as annual pay.

In Grade A contracts, seven players are included. MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha are placed in the second grade. The players in this grade will be paid Rs. 5 crores annually.

In Grade B contracts, likes of KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Karthik are there. These players will be paid Rs 3 crore each annually.

In Grade C contracts, seven players — Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel and Jayant Yadav — will be paid Rs 1 crore each annually.