Indian women will dominate when as much thought goes into their game as men: Isa Guha

Indian women will dominate when as much thought goes into their game as men: Isa Guha

Recently, the BCCI came under the scanner for delaying the runners-up prize money to the Indian women's team for the 2020 T20 World Cup.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 26: Isa Guha. (Photo by Scott Barbour – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Cricketer-turned commenter Isa Guha, on Sunday, May 23, spoke about growing disparities that still existed between men’s and women’s cricket. The topic again came to prominence due to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials not paying its women players USD 500,000 prize money after they had finished as runners-up in the ICC T20 World Cup held in Australia last year.

Guha believes the Indian women players can do wonders if the same amount of thought process is shown in line with their male counterparts.  The former England player has not minced words and has given detailed information about what the management needs to do to get its women players to perform consistently for a longer period of time.

In a couple of her tweets, she has stated where the game needs more attention from the game’s stakeholders to ‘reach equality.’

“Women are made to feel grateful for progress but there is still so much to be done to reach equity (and that isn’t just equal pay). Players’ associations are a vital part of reaching this. Indian women will dominate the stage when as much thought goes into their game as the men,” Isa tweeted.

Isa Guha on having players association in place by the Indian management

Guha also stated that it is crucial for the team to have a players association where more important matters are discussed and action is taken if something needs to be fixed. Australia has a players association where, constantly, the players are kept in the loop about the changes and wherein the cricketers open up about their problems.

“While the men are at a different level there are still base level equities in player welfare. Things like payment/contract times, well-being support networks, domestic structure prof support, maternity provisions, retirement planning are all things that can be gained from having a pa (player’s association).”

A report in the UK’s ‘Telegraph’ newspaper quoted an official from the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) as saying that the BCCI is yet to give out the prize money of the global event.

The final between Australia and India was a watershed moment in the history of women’s cricket as 86,174 people attended the match live at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).