SLC gives a hike to women's cricketers; match fees increased to USD 750
Sri Lanka outclassed South Africa & Bangladesh in T20 WC
Just one day after the historic Women's Premier League auction, the magic has also rubbed on the other cricketing boards. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to increase the match fees of the women's cricketers.
The Sri Lankan board has said the decision to raise the match fees and match bonuses in a meeting held on 31st January 2023.
As a result, from now on, the Sri Lankan women's cricketers will be paid USD 750 per match (INR 65,000 approximately). Earlier, their match fees were USD 250 per match, just over INR 20,000.
Furthermore, the SLC has also announced that the reverse players, who wouldn't be a part of the playing party, will also receive 25% of the match fees. Meanwhile, for each match, the national women's team will earn a cash bonus of USD 250.
Earlier in 2022, the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) announced that male and female national cricketers would be paid equally as part of their 'Pay Equity Policy'.
After BCCI's remarkable move, the match fees have gone upto INR 15 lakhs (around $18,000) for a Test match, INR 6 lakhs ($7200 approx) for an ODI and INR 3 lakhs (over $3600) for each T20I.
Currently, the Chamari Athapaththu-led unit are in South Africa, contesting in the Women's T20 World Cup 2023, where they flabbergasted with a historic win over the Proteas and then crumbled Bangladesh.
Their next clashes are against New Zealand and Australia, and a win in the following games could see them get into the knockout stage.