What is the Salary of Indian Female Cricketers?
The Indian Cricket Control Board has divided the Indian female cricket players into 3 categories. These categories are; A, B and C. This contract will be in force between October 2019 to September 2020.
It is worth to notice that there is a huge disparity in the contract amount between men and women cricket players. A male player of Grade A gets Rs 5 crore every year, while in the same category a female player gets only Rs 50 lakh.
BCCI Annual Contract 2019-20;
The new BCCI contract puts women players in three categories, such as;
Senior Female Grade A: Rs 50 lakh/year
Senior Female Grade B: Rs 30 lakh/year
Senior Female Grade C: Rs 10 lakh/year
Indian women's cricket team Grade details
Grade A: Currently, there are 3 women players in this grade. Last year it had 4 players. Mithali Raj has been dropped from this grade. Now three players are;
1. Poonam Yadav
2. Harmanpreet Kaur
3. Smriti Mandhana
Grade B: There are 2 more players have been included in this grade this year. Last year, there were 6 women players but the new contract has 8 players in this grade.
1. Mithali Raj
2. Jhulan Goswami
3. Ekta Bisht
4. Radha Yadav
5. Tania Bhatia
6. Shikha Pandey
7. Jemima Rodrigues
8. Deepti Sharma
Grade C: There are 11 women players in this grade whereas last year it had only 9 players.
1. Veda Krishnamurthy
2. Poonam Raut
3. Manashi Joshi
4. Anuja Patil
6. Arundhati Reddy
7. Rajeshwari Gaekwad
8. Pooja Vastrakar
9. Harleen Deol
10. Priya Punia
11. Shaifali Verma
Why do Indian Female cricketers get less salary than the male?
In fact, men’s cricket is more preferred than women in India, that is the reason advertising rights of men's’ team are sold at very higher prices. The matches played by the men team fetch huge crowd and ticket money in the same proportion.
The media rights and the hoardings put in place in the stadium during a match of the male team give good income to BCCI. So if the Men’s team earns the huge money for the BCCI that is why BCCI also gives good rewards to the Indian men's’ cricket team.
Hopefully, after reading this article, you must have known that how much salary Indian female cricketers receive and why they get lesser salaries than male cricketers?