Smriti Mandhana said- The day women's money starts coming in, I will first talk about equal pay.
BCCI gives 7 crore salary annually to male cricketers falling in A + category
The board gives 50 lakh rupees every year to women cricketers falling in A category as contract.
Dainik BhaskarJan 22, 2020, 09:04 PM IST Sports Desk. Smriti Mandhana, former captain of the women's cricket team, said on Wednesday that she had no problem with getting less salary than the male players. He said so during an event. Mandhana said, she understands that the money that women players earn comes from male cricket. The day women's cricket starts earning on its own. I will first talk about the same salary.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives Rs 7 crore a year as a contract to male cricketers who fall in the highest category (A +) of the central contract. It features Virat Kohli, Jaspreet Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. At the same time, women cricketers falling in this category get 50 lakh rupees annually as salary. Smriti Mandhana also falls in this category. Apart from him, Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav are included.
None of the team's players are thinking about this difference: Mandhana
Mandhana said, "I don't think any player on our team is thinking about this difference right now." Our whole focus is on winning matches for India and getting people on the field. Because that's where the revenue will come. "He said that we have to do well for this. It would not be right for us to say that we need the same salary.