Indian women’s cricket team is yet to receive prize money of 2020’s T20 World Cup- Reports
However, according to reports, the cricketers will receive their share this week.
According to a report by UK’s ‘Telegraph’ newspaper Indian women’s cricket team is yet to receive their prize money for finishing as the runners-up of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.
Indian Women’s Cricket team were runners-up in the T20 World Cup held in Australia last year. A report in UK’s ‘Telegraph’ newspaper quoted an official from the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) as saying that the BCCI is yet to disburse the runner-up prize money of the global event, which was held in February-March last year.
However, according to the reports, this was basically due to BCCI’s offices in Mumbai being shut since last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Moreover, according to the latest reports, The cricketers will receive their share from the USD 500,000 prize money for last year’s ICC T20 World Cup this week.
The senior board functionary told PTI “The members of the Indian women’s cricket team will be getting the share of their prize money by the end of this week. The transactions have been processed and I am expecting that they will receive their share very soon.”
Asked about the delay, he further told PTI: “We received the prize money amount late last year. “The processing of players’ payments in BCCI does take around three to four months for all teams (across age groups).
“It’s not just one payment for women. Whether it’s the central contract of the men’s team, international match fees, domestic fees of men and women, everything is taking a bit of time because of the prevailing situation,” a former BCCI office-bearer, still associated with a state unit, said.
He also informed PTI that: “Even before the COVID situation worsened, the domestic season would end in March and the complete payments were only cleared by September.”
“So, in this case, you need to check when did BCCI receive the payments. If they received just after the tournament, then it’s a delay but the processing does take some time. And to the best of my knowledge, it’s the same for both men and women,” PTI quoted him as saying.