The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which announced equal match payments for contractual male and female players, has received praise from several former India greats. Women’s cricket players will now get the same match money as their male colleagues, according to the BCCI.

The match fee for female cricketers will be the same as for male players. ODI costs $6 lakh, Test $15 lakh, and T20I costs $3 lakh. As India Cricket enters a new age, this is a historic move. In a statement, Jay Shah, the secretary of the BCCI, stated, “I would like to thank my colleagues in the BCCI Apex Council. Previously, the match pay for a Test match was 4 lakh, while the women’s players got 1 lakh apiece for ODIs and T20Is.

Sachin Tendulkar, a legend of Indian cricket, led the tributes. In many respects, cricket has served as an equalizer. This is a positive step toward achieving gender equality in sports and eliminating prejudice. Very pleased with the decision made by the @BCCI, and it’s great to see India leading the way, he said.

The wage announcement was dubbed a “historic move for women’s cricket in India” by former Indian women’s captain Mithali Raj. Other past and present players praised the BCCI for the decision as well.

Match fees are distinct from yearly pay packages, where there are significant wage disparities between Indian men and women. Men play a lot more games than women do each year, thus they will continue to make a lot more money overall.

The right to receive the same match fees as males were obtained by New Zealand’s female cricket players in July. The compensation for Australian women’s cricketers increased last year, but Nick Hockley, the CEO of Cricket Australia, acknowledged that there was still a “very huge difference” when compared to their male counterparts.