BCCI asks all the cricketers who participated in WT20 World Cup 2020 to send an invoice to claim their prize money. The highest authority of cricket in India, BCCI has finally asked the 15 cricketers who participated in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 held in Australia to send an invoice to get their long-pending prize money.
The Indian Women’s Cricket team was crowned runner-up after a disappointing loss to Australia’s home team after getting all out for 99 runs and were given a USD 500,000 prize money for the same.
It has been almost a year and a half since the T20 World cup but recently UK’s daily The Telegraph reported that BCCI still hasn’t transferred the prize money to the Indian participants while every other national board had distributed the money soon after, i.e., in the duration of 2 to 3 months after receiving it from ICC.
BCCI said that it is ICC who is at fault here because the delay was on their part but reports say that ICC has transferred the funds in April 2020 itself. ICC still hasn’t reacted to these claims or made any remarks regarding the same.
Former English Cricketer Isa Guha reacted to this soon after the article from The Telegraph came out. Both were rather furious and wanted BCCI to take immediate action and give the participants the money that they deserve.
Women are made to feel grateful for progress but there is still so much to be done to reach equity (& that isn’t just equal pay). Players associations are a vital part of reaching this. 🇮🇳 women will dominate the 🌍 stage when as much thought goes into the their game as the men https://t.co/W4ouvLe21x
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) May 23, 2021
According to Sportstar, each member of the squad is supposed to get around USD 26,000 for participating and putting in their maximum efforts for India throughout the complete duration of the T20 World Cup 2020.
BCCI has promised to send the money to those participants by the end of this week.
“The members of the Indian women’s cricket team will be getting the share of their prize money by the end of this week. The transactions have been processed and I am expecting that they will receive their share very soon,” a senior board functionary told PTI.
“It’s not just one payment for women. Whether it’s the central contract of the men’s team, international match fees, domestic fees of men and women, everything is taking a bit of time because of the prevailing situation,” a former BCCI office-bearer, still associated with a state unit, told PTI.