BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) secretary Jay Shah has announced on Thursday, that India’s women cricket players will receive the same fees for international matches as their male counterparts.
The BCCI has made this ground-breaking decision by providing Indian men and women who are contracted as cricketers with an equal pay scale. The news that the match fees will be the same for men and women players was tweeted by Secretary Jay Shah.
The BCCI contracted women cricketers will receive the same match fees as their male counterparts, Shah stated on Twitter, adding that, “Test (INR 15 lakh), ODI (INR 6 lakh), and T20I (INR 3 lakhs). My promise to our female cricket players was pay equity, and I am grateful to the Apex Council for its backing. Jai Hind.”
While Cricket Australia (CA) is also aiming to eliminate gender inequity, earlier this year New Zealand Cricket (NZC) reached an agreement with the country’s players’ association that allowed the women cricketers to earn the same as the male players.
Responding to his historic development, Captain of Indian women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur tweeted, “Truly a red letter day for Women’s Cricket in India with pay parity announced for women and men. Thank you BCCI and Jay Shah.”
The men’s and women’s professional games in India have never been integrated under a single master agreement. The identical match price in Indian cricket does not, of course, imply true pay parity because the core contract fees provided to men and women are drastically different. Male centrally contracted players currently receive Rs 7 crore, Rs 6 crore, and Rs 3 crore in the three categories, while female players receive Rs 50 lakh, Rs 30 lakh, and Rs 10 lakh respectively.
The latest set of player contracts for 2022, for both men and women, has not yet been released by the BCCI.
Asian Games 2023: Harmilan Bains wins silver in 800m women’s final, Abhay Singh, Anahat Singh win bronze in squash mixed doubles
Indian Boxer Parveen Hooda won the bronze medal after losing to two time world champion Lin Yu Ting of Chinese Taipei in Women’s boxing 54-57 kg category. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain won her silver medal after losing to China in The Women’s 75 kg boxing final in Hangzhou.
The Indian mixed doubles pair of Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh lost their semi final contest against Mohammad Syafiq Bin Mohd Kamal and Aifa Binti Azman of Malaysia and won the bronze medal for India. The pair who had won bronze lead after winning the first game before losing the contest 11-8, 2-11,9-11.
Indian Boxer Parveen Hooda won the bronze medal after losing to two time world champion Lin Yu Ting of Chinese Taipei in Women’s boxing 54-57 kg category. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain won her silver medal after losing to China in the Women’s 75 kg boxing final in Hangzhou. Lovlina was defeated by China’s Li Qian in a 5-0 decision by the judges.
Wrestler Sunil Kumar won bronze medal in the men’s 87 kg greco roman event. Sunil defeated Kyrgystan’s wrestler to win the bronze medal after a 2-1 victory. India’s Harmilan Bains won silver in the final event of women’s 800m in Hangzhou. Bains took the second position registering a time of 2:03.75 seconds.
Harmilan Bains won an Asian Games silver medal in 1500 metre race in Hangzhou on Sunday. She was six months from birth when her mother Madhuri Saxena became an Asian games silver medalist in the year 2002. She was a native of UP’s Hardoi district.
India’s Avinash Sable won silver in the men’s 5000 event in record time of 13:21.09s. Sable showed exceptional performance and won India’s first medal in this event since Asian Games 1982. The team of Subha Venkatesan, Prachi, Aishwarya Mishra and Vithya Ramraj won silver medal in the women’s 4X400m relay event.
The Indian team recorded 3:27:85 and broke the previously held game record. They lost gold to Bahrain by just 0.20 seconds. The Indian team of Muhammad Ajmal, Amoj Jacob, Rajesh Ramesh and Muhammad Anas won Gold in the final of men’s 4X400m event.
Asian Games 2023: Neeraj Chopra wins gold, Kishore Kumar Jena takes silver in Javelin
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the same event at the Asian Games in Jakarta in 2018.
India’s star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra with his greatest throw wins the gold medal with a tremendous distance of 88.88 metres, while Kishore Jena takes home the silver with a throw that reaches 87.54 metres.
However, due to a technical glitch that occurred during the men’s javelin event at the Asian Games 2023, Chopra’s first throw was not recorded by the organisers.
Neeraj appeared to be in excellent form as he executed a huge throw on his very first try and appeared to have comfortably surpassed the 85-meter barrier. Neeraj was requested to retake the throw when the event management were confused because they were unable to accurately measure the throw owing to a technological issue. Neeraj’s first official try was for 82.38 metres, and he then made an even better attempt for 84.49 metres.
What a five-year cycle it has been for the Indian javelin throw ace since Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the same event at the Asian Games in Jakarta in 2018. The Indian javelin throwing prodigy is the current Olympic and world champion going into Hangzhou 2023.
The Asian Games have not been without controversy up to this point, as Jyothi Yarraji’s bronze medal in the women’s 110m hurdles event was changed to silver after she was first disqualified.
Meanwhile, Manju Rani and Ram Baboo, two race walkers from India, earned the bronze medal in the 35-kilometer mixed team event on October 4. In the compound archery mixed team competition the following day, Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Pravin Ojas Deotale took home the gold medal. In squash mixed doubles, Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh finished their career with a bronze medal. Parveen Hooda, a boxer, finished her career with a bronze medal.
Harmilan Bains of India put on a strong performance to win silver in the women’s 800 m race and earn her second medal of the Asian Games 2023. India has maintained its 4th position by winning 18 gold, 31 silver and 32 bronze medal till now in the Asian Games.
ICC World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli requests family, friends not to ask him for World Cup tickets
The star batter also urged to enjoy the tournament from their homes.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and his wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma has asked that no one contact them regarding tickets for the next World Cup in India, which starts on Thursday, October 5.
In order to avoid any interruptions during the performance, Kohli posted a story on Instagram asking his friends and family to prevent themselves from texting him asking for tickets.
Anushka reposted Kohli’s story and added that she won’t be able to help if the cricketer ignores messages sent to him when the World Cup is going on.
Taking to Instagram Kohli shared a post on his Instagram stories in which he wrote, as they approach the World Cup, he would humbly like to let all his friends know to not request him for tickets at all through the tournament. The star batter also urged to enjoy the tournament from their homes.
Resharing his strory, Anushka added to it that please don’t request her to help if your messages get unanswered. She further continued by saying, thank you for your understanding and added a folded hand emoji.
Meanwhile, Kohli joined the ranks of the UIM E1 World Championship, a brand-new all-electric powerboat series that will begin racing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, next year. As a team owner in the league, Kohli, who is now a member of the Indian side for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, joins players like Rafael Nadal, Tom Brady, Didier Drogba, and Sergio Perez.
The UIM E1 World Championship is the newest addition to the circuit of motorsports contests, which currently include Formula E and off-road Extreme E. The Blue Rising is the name of Kohli’s team.
As one of the top business minds among athletes, Kohli already controls a sizable number of companies. He owns a restaurant franchise, participates in athletics, and co-owns FC Goa of the Indian Super League.