The Bollywood film fraternity on Thursday came in unison with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announcing that women international players will now get the same match fee as their male counterparts. Soon after the landmark decision was made public, B-town rejoiced and lauded the cricket board for encouraging equality and pay parity.
Turning to Twitter, Bollywood Superstars Shahrukh Khan Cricket welcomed the announcement with pun. Shah Rukh retweeted Jay Shah’s original announcement, writing, “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. ,
Priyanka ChopraAt the same time, posted a viral video of the cricketer. Deepti Sharma With the news of equal pay on his Instagram story. Before the end of the video, she 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.”
Akshay Kumar Also commended BCCI for this initiative. He said in a tweet, “Happy to read this. Gaye @BCCI @JayShah. This is an absolutely brilliant decision, will go a long way in taking our women players to professional cricket.”
“Fantastic. Well done. @BCCI,” tweeted Abhishek Bacchan,
Anushka shared a screenshot of BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s tweet on Instagram Stories. The actress who is married to an Indian cricketer Virat Kohli BCCI’s announcement to end pay discrimination in cricket celebrated with clapping emoji as a token of appreciation
Taapsee also appreciated the decision. The actress wrote on her Twitter handle, “A big step towards equal pay for equal work. Thanks to BCCI for leading by example (clapping emoji).
Undisclosed, as per the announcement, India’s women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts, both female and male cricketers will get Rs 15 lakh as Test match fee while playing in ODIs and T20Is. Match fees will be received. 6 lakhs and Rs 3 lakhs respectively.