The BCCI recently announced Team India – Senior Women’s Annual Player Contracts for the period October 2020 to September 2021. The pay scale is divided into three categories: A, B, and C, with annual contracts worth Rs. 50 lakhs, Rs. 30 lakhs, and Rs. 10 lakhs, respectively.
Since the information reached online platforms, the BCCI has been subjected to a barrage of criticism and negative publicity. The reason for this is a significant pay disparity between men and women cricketers.
In 2020, a similar outburst occurred when the BCCI revealed the salaries of their active cricketers, and Team India fans noticed the pay disparity.
Star Indian Cricketer Smriti Mandhana had made a bold statement saying It Is Unfair to Demand Equal Pay If You Don’t Generate Equal Revenues. This statement received a rather positive reaction all over the country.
She also said that nobody in the team is currently focused on the pay gap and winning matches for India still remains their topmost priority.