ICC Women's World Cup 2017: BCCI members may propose hike in cash award for Indian team

PTI, Jul, 26 2017

New Delhi: The members present at the Special General Body Meeting of the BCCI may propose an increase in cash award of Rs 50 lakh which has been earmarked for each member of the Indian women's cricket team that finished runners-up at the ICC Women's World Cup.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided Rs 50 lakh for the 15-member team with Rs 25 lakh for the support staff.

The Indian women's cricket team impressed with their run to the final. Image courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup

The Indian women's cricket team impressed with their run to the final. Image courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup

However a lot of members from the various state units feel that the girls deserve to be paid more for their brilliant effort.

"I will propose that the cash award should be hiked to Rs 60 lakh for the players and Rs 30 lakh for the support staff. The girls have made us proud and they should rewarded adequately. I think no one should have any objection if they are being paid more," a state unit representative from west zone, who will be present at the SGM, told PTI unofficially.

When asked that CoA has already taken a decision, the official reminded that any decision pertaining to finance need to be passed by the general body and there has been precedence that members have hiked the proposed figure of COA.

"If one can recall after the India vs Australia series, played earlier this year ended, the COA had announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh for the Indian men's team. The general body then decided to increase it to Rs 1 crore per player," the source said.

Meanwhile BCCI acting president CK Khanna has expressed his desire to raise the issue of hike in match fees for women cricketers.

Published Date: Jul 26, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 26, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115