Women's prize money not at par with men

Sep 27, 2012, 08:28 IST | IANS

Australian women cricketers are not being paid at par with their men counterparts in the ongoing World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

Australia Women take on India Women in a Group A match at Galle today.

While each male cricketer gets a daily allowance of US$100, female cricketers are getting a paltry $60. It doesn’t stop here. In fact, the men’s champion team will get a prize money of $1 million while the women’s team will get just $60,000, reports The Age.

The daily quoted an ICC spokeswoman as saying that the world body was aiming for “equal everything”, but the smaller budget for the women’s event resulted in the more modest allowance and economy-class travel for the female cricketers.

“We are working towards equal everything. We are aiming to have three viable formats in men’s and women’s cricket and to promote the women’s game so it receives the same exposure,” the spokeswoman said. 

SA beat SL in opener, Windies thump NZ
South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the Women’s World T20 opener here yesterday, while West Indies thumped New Zealand by seven wickets.

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