Women's cricket has been in India for ages but people have started recognizing and appreciating the efforts of women in blue just a few years ago. The recognition and emoluments for them are far less compared to male cricketers.
The successful campaign of India women in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup 2017 has once again brought the issue of how much the Indian women's cricket team earns annually to the fore.
Witnessing the intense discussions among cricket lovers and analysts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly indulged in serious discussions as to how much the women's salaries be hiked.
Well, don't get excited to see women cricketers earning on par with men even after a vast hike since the present disparity is too big. In fact, even if the team had managed to win the Women's Cricket World Cup this year, they still would have lagged well behind the men in the department of emoluments.
Let's have a look at how much the men and women cricketers earn as per annually. The players are divided in three slabs by the BCCI.
Current players' Annual Salary:
Grade India men India women
Grade A salary Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh
Grade B salary Rs 1 crore Rs 10 lakh
Grade C salary Rs 50 lakh Undisclosed