BCCI hikes Indian women cricketers' fees by 200 percent

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BCCI hikes Indian women cricketers’ fees by 200 percent: Finally the women’s cricket team of India has something to cheer about, after the long years of ignorance the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has turned its attention towards the women cricket team who have been devoid of not only the name and fame their male compatriots enjoy but also the support from the Indian cricket board. BCCI secretary, Anurag Thakur declared that BCCI has increased the fees of Indian women cricketers by 200 percent. The Indian women cricketers will also receive their contracts with the board.

Anurag Thakur has announced that apart from the huge hike in fees as well as starting the contract system, the BCCI will also be adding two news tournaments in different age groups in an attempt to strengthen women’s cricket in the country.

On being asked about the prolonged ignorance the Indian women cricketers have suffered, Thakur told Times of India,  “That was one of the areas I wanted to address immediately after taking charge. And I am glad that the long pending issues of the women cricketers have been finally addressed.”

He continued, “In the coming season, we are going to offer contracts to top women’s cricketers like men’s cricket. We have also increased their international series fees by 200 per cent. We are trying to give them more matches at the international level. At the domestic level, we’ve added two more tournaments at U-16 and U-23 levels.”

Meanwhile the news is around that Cricket Australia is hoping for the participation of Indian cricketers in their T20 tournament Big Bash League (BBL) for women. English players like Charlotte Edwards, Katherine Brunt and Sarah Taylor have been confirmed as the participant in the league.