Stars praised the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to pay cricket players equally whether they are male or female. Shah Rukh Khan wrote on Twitter: “What a good front foot shot. Sports being such an equaliser (in more ways than one) hoping it will pave the way for others to follow.”
The “Chak De India” actor is a huge cricket lover and is the owner of several teams, including the IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders. Priyanka Chopra, an actor, posted a video on her Instagram account with the caption,“BCCI you’ve hit it out of the park with this one! A monumental decision in ensuring equality and pay parity. I hope this will be the first of many for us!”
The news was also announced by actor Anushka Sharma on her Instagram account, along with a number of clapping emoticons. Suniel Shetty, an actress, published a photo on Instagram with the description,“Kudos to the BCCI and everyone involved in this empowering and historic decision. This is and should be the face of new India.”
“Dil khush ho gaya ye padh kar. Chaa gaye. It’s an absolutely brilliant decision, will go a long way in making our women players take up professional cricket.” Bollywood khiladi Akshay Kumar Tweeted.
The Indian Women’s Cricket Squad would receive the same match payments as the men’s team, according to BCCI Secretary Shah, who also emphasised the new fees for the contractual players, “The @BCCIWomen cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Test (INR 15 lakhs), ODI (INR 6 lakhs), T20I (INR 3 lakhs). Pay equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank the Apex Council for their support. Jai Hind.”
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