The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah announced on Thursday that the men’s and women’s national cricket teams will receive the same appearance fee to represent their nation.

“We are implementing a pay equity policy for our contracted BCCI women cricketers. The match fee for both men and women cricketers will be the same as we move into a new era of gender equality in Indian cricket. The BCCI women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Pay equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank the Apex Council for their support.”

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Here is a list of nations where men and women are paid equally in cricket:

1) New Zealand

Male and female cricketers will receive equal pay under a five-year agreement that was signed by New Zealand Cricket and the players’ association in July. According to the agreement, women’s players will be paid the same match fees as men in all formats and competitions at both the domestic and international levels.

The number of domestic contracts for women will rise from 54 to 72 under the agreement, while men will receive higher retainers as a result of their increased participation in matches, formats, and training and playing time.

The top-ranked women’s domestic players in each Major Association would be eligible for a maximum of NZD 19,146 (an increase from NZD 3,423), followed by the sixth- and twelveth-placed players with NZD 18,646 and NZD 18,146, respectively.

2) Australia 

The prize money for the 2020 women’s competition has been increased by 320 percent, with the winners receiving $1 million and the runners-up receiving $500,000, according to the International Cricket Council of Australia.

Wherever the women finish, Cricket Australia will contribute an additional share to match the prize money for the men’s tournament, up to an additional $600,000 for a victory in the finals.

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All players are paid the same base rate regardless of gender thanks to an agreement that Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association negotiated two years ago. When the T20 World Cup begins in February of next year, the top-ranked Australian women’s team will be heavy favourites on home soil.

The 2021 women’s World Cup prize money pool will rise to $3.5 million from $2 million in 2017, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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3) England

England’s overall salary pot Women’s pay has increased by 40%, with ten of the contracted players receiving pay increases of 50% or more. Since England and Wales Cricket Club announced the introduction of professional contracts in May 2014, the world of women’s cricket has advanced significantly.