Bollywood celebrities on Thursday took to their social media accounts and lauded the BCCI’s decision of equal pay for both men and women cricketers. Taking to Twitter, actor Shah Rukh Khan wrote, “What a nice front foot shot. Sporting such an equalizer (in more ways than one) hope it paves the way for others to follow.” What a good front foot shot. The game is expected to be such an equalizer (in more ways than one) that it will pave the way for others to follow. Chak De India The actor himself is a great cricket fan and owns several teams in the IPL including Kolkata Knight Riders.
What a good front foot shot. The game is expected to be such an equalizer (in more ways than one) that it will pave the way for others to follow. https://t.co/Ko1pZpWm8zAdvertisement
— shahrukh khan (@iamsrk) 27 October 2022
Actress Priyanka Chopra shared a video on her Instagram story and wrote, “BCCI you hit it out of the park! An important decision in ensuring equality and pay parity. I hope this will be the first of many for us.” ! “
Actress Anushka Sharma also shared the news on her Instagram story and dropped clapping emoticons.
Taking to Instagram, actor Suniel Shetty shared a post, which he captioned, “Congratulations to BCCI and everyone involved in this powerful and historic decision. It is and should be the face of New India.”
Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “A big step towards equal pay for equal work. Thank you BCCI for leading by example.”
A big step towards equal pay for equal work. Thanks to BCCI for leading by example
— Taapsee Pannu (@taapsee) 27 October 2022
Actor Akshay Kumar wrote,Heart felt happy after reading this. have gone, This is an absolutely wonderful decision, which will go a long way in preparing our women players for professional cricket.”
— akshay kumar (@akshaykumar) 27 October 2022
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced equal match fees for both men’s and women’s cricketers from India. BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to his official Twitter handle to announce the move.
“I am pleased to announce the BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing a pay equity policy for our contracted women cricketers. Match fees for both male and female cricketers will be the same as we Stepping into a new era of gender equality. In Indian cricket,” he tweeted.
BCCI secretary Shah also highlighted the new fees for contracted players and insisted that the Indian women’s cricket team will earn the same match fees as their male counterparts. “@BCCI women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Test (INR 15 Lakh), ODI (INR 6 Lakh), T20I (INR 3 Lakh). Salary equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank Apex Council for their support. Jai Hind,” he added in another tweet.
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