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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the Annual Player Contracts for Team India (Senior Women) for the 2022-23 season. This is a significant development for women’s cricket in the country, as the contracts aim to recognize and reward the performances of the players. The contracts are divided into three grades – A, B, and C. Unlike the men’s team, there is no plus grade for the women’s cricket team. The grading system is based on various factors such as the player’s performance, seniority, and experience. The players in Grade A will receive INR 50 lakh annually, while those in Grade B and C will receive INR 30 lakh and INR 10 lakh, respectively. This is a positive move towards the growth of women’s cricket in India, as it recognizes the efforts of the players and provides them with financial stability. The women’s cricket team has been performing exceptionally well in recent years, and the contracts will encourage them to continue their hard work and dedication toward the sport. This announcement by the BCCI is a step in the right direction towards gender equality in cricket. It acknowledges the fact that women’s cricket deserves equal recognition and rewards as the men’s team. The move will also inspire young girls to take up cricket and pursue their passion for the sport. It is essential to create a supportive ecosystem for women’s cricket in India, and the BCCI’s decision to award contracts is a significant step in that direction. With more recognition and opportunities, women’s cricket in India can continue to grow and flourish.
Re-reported from the story originally published in Mid Day