The Indian Female Cricketers Are Being Paid Way Too Less As Compare To Male Cricketers

Even The C Grade Male Cricketers Earn More Money Than Top Grade Female Cricketers


The movement of women empowerment is at its peak. However, still, women have to fight for their equal rights. The equal pay for women is a considerable issue. Recently, BCCI made their new list of contract for the cricketers. The new contract list shows the disparity between male and female cricketers. The amount the female cricketers are being paid is way too less than the amount being given to the male cricketers.


Female Cricketers Also Making Us Proud

Female Cricketers

Men’s Indian cricket team is doing great in ICC. Similarly, the India women’s cricket team is also performing matchlessly. In the previous, the Women’s team reached the final of ICC World Cup. Moreover, they displayed a high-level game in their recent series again South Africa.


New Contract List From BCCI

Female Cricketers

The new list of BCCI includes new contracts for 26 male and 19 female cricketers. 5 male cricketers including Virat Kohli are kept on the list of A+ cricketer. Moreover, there are 7 male cricketers who are kept in the A Grade. This seems quite unfair as the top grade of women’s division includes only 4 female cricketers.

Here is the complete list of female cricketers according to their grades.


A Grade

1. Ms Mithali Raj

2. Ms Jhulan Goswami

3. Ms Harmanpreet Kaur

4. Ms Smriti Mandhana


Grade B

1. Ms. Poonam Yadav

2. Ms. Veda Krishnamurthy

3. Ms. Rajeshwari Gayakwad

4. Ms. Ekta Bisht

5. Ms. Shikha Pandey

6. Ms. Deepti Sharma


Grade C

1. Ms Mansi Joshi

2. Ms Anuja Patil

3. Ms Mona Meshram

4. Ms Nuzhat Parveen

5. Ms Sushma Verma

6. Ms Punam Raut

7. Ms Jemimah Rodrigues

8. Ms Pooja Vastrakar

9. Ms Taniya Bhatia


Gender Biasing In The Contracts

Female Cricketers

If we look at the amount that the cricketers are being paid, we can conclude that the female cricketers are given less amount per year. The A+ players in the Men’s category will be paid Rs 7 Crore per year. On the other hand, the A grade players in the Women’s division will be given Rs 50 Lakh per year. The amount is way too less if it is compared with the amount given to the male cricketers. Moreover, even the C Grade male cricketers will be given Rs 1 Crore per year.

The new contract list shows the gender bias. What is your thought on this?

Also, check the reason behind BCCI’s dropping Mohammed Shami from contract list.

Ravi Dabas
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