Twitterati slams BCCI for appalling pay gap between Men and Women cricketers
The whole world is celebrating the International Women's day on Thursday and even Twitterati is on top supporting the Indian Women's team.
Published - Mar 8, 2018 6:57 pm | Updated - Mar 8, 2018 10:19 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the annual contracts for the Indian cricketers recently announced. There were significant pay hikes for both Men’s and Women’s team. But what’s troubling the Indian fans is the huge gap between the payments of both sets of players. While the top Indian cricketer among the top brackets will earn a whopping amount of Rs. 7 Crores, the Women will earn a maximum of Rs. 50 Lakhs. However, Twitterati has taken note of the same and has slammed BCCI for giving the worst gift to them on Women’s day.
Also, the new pay grade A+ was introduced for the Men’s team followed by A, B and C categories. The female cricketers had to do with the old three-tier system. Even C category players of male players are earning double than the top Women cricketers like Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana. The efforts put in by these cricketers is almost the same as they want to win the game for their country always.
Twitter lashes out
The whole world is celebrating the International Women’s day on Thursday and even Twitterati is on top supporting the Indian Women’s team. They believed that they deserve the similar amount like the Men’s team and these pay differences are surely not going down well with the fans. Moreover, their payments are already increased significantly compared to their all previous contracts.
Interestingly, the Girls in Blue played equally well in their recently concluded tour of South Africa where they won both ODI and T20I series comfortably. However, Twitterati was angry with the Indian board over the payments and few of them also lashed them over not telecasting Women’s matches. Some Tweeples also questioned BCCI about the gender equality this time around over the huge gap between the payments in the annual contracts.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
Men will be men, women will be women
Bcci will be bcci.
They don't want equity, always divide and rule policy
BCCI Means Bahaddoor Corporaters Ka Cunning Intension@BCCI @ICC @YUVSTRONG12 @imVkohli @msdhoni @ImRo45 @klrahul11 @anilkumble1074 @Im_Dravid @StarSportsIndia
— Venky_Adiga (@Anchor_Venky) March 7, 2018
waaah ???? Murali Vijay in Grade A ??? what's the credibility ??? and Dhoni in Grade A and not in A+ ??
Women's getting Max. of 50lacs ??? BCCI ( Biased Control of Cricket in India) #Shame
— Sandeep Dharamukkula (@isandyd_23) March 8, 2018
Why the pay structure of BCCI womens cricket is low?? Highest pay is 50 lk!!!
— PRATIK LAHIRI (@plahiri1996) March 8, 2018
Rohit sharma getting more fees than captain mithali raj And Harmanpreet Kaur#womensday
Even deserving ones are getting far far less and then we expect they are going to get a WorldCup for us
And for Rohit Sharma we expect that next time it will not be a duck #discrimination
— Shweta (@Shweta83874427) March 8, 2018
And we always say woman power and we have equality for woman there is nothing like this these things not gonna change in India
— amit chahal (@amitcha56326347) March 8, 2018
Not gonna go well in the community!
7 cr For men & 1 cr For women…Though both put same efforts in game.
— शशांक (@iShhhshank) March 7, 2018
Why women cricketers are not getting paid the same amount as men.they also work hard. #BCCI
— Sush79 (@Sush7924) March 8, 2018
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
— Nikhil Mehra (@TweetinderKaul) March 7, 2018
BCCI Retainer Fee:
Grade A+ INR 7 Cr
Grade A INR 5 Cr
Grade B INR 3 Cr
Grade C INR 1 Cr
Grade A INR 50 Lacs
Grade B INR 30 Lacs
Grade C INR 10 Lacs
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 7, 2018
Both men and #women representing our country in cricket
Both are doing excellent job but then also girls are being ignored in equal pay..
Why question for all..@BCCI@ICC #WomensDay pic.twitter.com/WpnhwR7AUO
— Mayank Deep (@Mayank_Dep) March 8, 2018
#TeamIndia Senior Men retainership fee structure
Grade A+ INR 7 cr / A INR 5cr / B INR 3cr / C INR 1cr
Why The Difference between #menandwomen they all are play for INDIA.
where is your gender equality?
— Akshay Patel (@aksh_512) March 7, 2018
shame….. boys will get 7 cr… women will get 50 lakhs… shame on u bcci
— VIRENDER SEHWAG (@virendr_sehwag) March 7, 2018